Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Barbara Kviz
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Carnegie Mellon University
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Everett Tademy
Assistant VP for Diversity and EOS
The Office of Equal Opportunity Services
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Has the institution assessed diversity and equity in terms of campus climate?:
Yes

A brief description of the campus climate assessment(s) :

The Office of Institutional Research & Analysis (IR&A) coordinates the development, administration, and analysis efforts on a series of assessments of admitted students, current undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff. Each year, IR&A publishes the Carnegie Mellon Fact Book, a compilation of commonly requested information about Carnegie Mellon University. It includes data on admissions, student enrollment conferred, campus facilities, etc. It is a public document made broadly available so that Colleges, departments and administrative units at the university assess diversity. Retention and graduation rates are also published so that academic units can assess diversity, and implement or update internal plans related to student engagement, diversity and achievement. While the university as a whole has not proceeded with a full-scale assessment of diversity and educational equity in this reporting period, pertinent information is given to and used by colleges, schools, and departments to aide them in their affirmative recruitment and retention of diverse students.


Has the institution assessed student diversity and educational equity?:
Yes

A brief description of the student diversity and educational equity assessment(s):

The Office of Institutional Research & Analysis (IR&A) coordinates the development, administration, and analysis efforts on a series of assessments of admitted students, current undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff. Each year, IR&A publishes the Carnegie Mellon Fact Book, a compilation of commonly requested information about Carnegie Mellon University. It includes data on admissions, student enrollment conferred, campus facilities, etc. It is a public document made broadly available so that Colleges, departments and administrative units at the university assess diversity. Retention and graduation rates are also published so that academic units can assess diversity, and implement or update internal plans related to student engagement, diversity and achievement. While the university as a whole has not proceeded with a full-scale assessment of diversity and educational equity in this reporting period, pertinent information is given to and used by colleges, schools, and departments to aide them in their affirmative recruitment and retention of diverse students.


Has the institution assessed employee diversity and employment equity?:
Yes

A brief description of the employee diversity and employment equity assessment(s):

Carnegie Mellon has prepares and implements its Affirmative Action Program under Executive Order 11246. The Program is results-oriented and is designed to institutionalize Carnegie Mellon's commitment to equal opportunity: http://www.cmu.edu/hr/eos/compliance/index.html . We complete Affirmative Action Reporting twice per year with written affirmative action programs. Each plan has a diagnostic component that includes a number of quantitative analyses designed to evaluate the composition of the workforce of the contractor and compare it to the composition of the relevant labor pools. Plans also include internal auditing and reporting systems, as well action-oriented programs designed to increase our minority, female, veteran and disabled employee populations.


Has the institution assessed diversity and equity in terms of governance and public engagement?:
Yes

A brief description of the governance and public engagement assessment(s):

The Office of Institutional Research & Analysis (IR&A) coordinates the development, administration, and analysis efforts on a series of assessments of admitted students, current undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff. Each year, IR&A publishes the Carnegie Mellon Fact Book, a compilation of commonly requested information about Carnegie Mellon University. It includes data on admissions, student enrollment conferred, campus facilities, etc. It is a public document made broadly available so that Colleges, departments and administrative units at the university assess diversity. Retention and graduation rates are also published so that academic units can assess diversity, and implement or update internal plans related to student engagement, diversity and achievement. While the university as a whole has not proceeded with a full-scale assessment of diversity and educational equity in this reporting period, pertinent information is given to and used by colleges, schools, and departments to aide them in their affirmative recruitment and retention of diverse students.


The website URL where information about the assessment(s) is available:

Although a university-wide assessment of campus climate has not been performed within the STARS 3 year reporting timeline, Carnegie Mellon does engage in surveys which broadly assess where students are spending their time and how involved they are in various aspects of their collegiate experience. Other surveys examine students' satisfaction with eight academic adviser characteristics related to institutional knowledge and its application to educational decisions and four adviser practices related to students' feelings of being valued within the advising relationship.
The Office of Institutional Research & Analysis coordinates the development, administration, and analysis efforts on a series of assessments of admitted students, current undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff. The Office of Institutional Research and Analysis contributes to meaningful work across all areas of Carnegie Mellon University by collecting, organizing, and analyzing information that allows staff and faculty to better understand the CMU community and the environment in which they work.
https://www.cmu.edu/ira/index.html

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