Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.66
Liaison Christina Erickson
Submission Date Aug. 15, 2022

STARS v2.2

Champlain College
PA-6: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.88 / 1.00 Danelle Berube
Residential Life
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Has the institution engaged in a structured assessment process during the previous three years to improve diversity, equity and inclusion on campus?:

A brief description of the assessment process and the framework, scorecard(s) and/or tool(s) used:

Champlain's annual institutional D&I assessment tools include:

* D&I model questions within NSEE (FA 2021) student survey - completed every two years
* D&I related questions in the Student Satisfaction Inventory by Ruffalo Noel Levitz last completed in 2017, 2020 administration canceled due to COVID but plans to reinstate in this coming year.
* D&I related questions in biannual Great Colleges to Work for Survey by Modern Think - faculty/staff (SP 2022)
* Internal Culture of Consent Survey - for students (conducted in 2021-2022)

Does the assessment process address campus climate by engaging stakeholders to assess the attitudes, perceptions and behaviors of employees and students, including the experiences of underrepresented groups?:

Does the assessment process address student outcomes related to diversity, equity and success?:

Does the assessment process address employee outcomes related to diversity and equity?:

A brief description of the most recent assessment findings and how the results are used in shaping policy, programs, and initiatives:

The information collected has been used to identify trends, gaps and opportunities, to make financial investment decisions at every level of the institution, to develop new policy and to inform new initiatives and interventions both in academic and co-curricular settings. Data has also been used to inform decisions by the President’s Cabinet, other College administrators and our Board of Trustees. Our overall institutional Diversity and Inclusion assessment plan (in process) contains various elements designed to document and report on the student experience, as well as that of employees and other stakeholders.

Our assessment results have helped to drive the importance having institutional support for our DEI initiatives. In summer 2021, the College conducted a search to fill a Vice President level position with a focus on institutional education and accountability for all of it’s members in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. After a long, rigorous process that search failed after making an offer to the top candidate as the candidate withdrew themselves from the process do to personal reasons. With new leadership at the top of the institution being recently hired the decision was made to hold that search until the College’s new President could conduct the search. Over the course of several months our new President Alex Hernandez has committed to filling that position and stated that the appointment of this position is of the highest importance. A new search has begun upon President Hernandez’s request and he has not yet officially started. That search is currently in the early stages of this process and has posted the position and is soliciting applications independently and through the search firm of Korn Ferry.

This data also helps to support the importance of continuing to increase staffing within our affinity spaces. The College is in the beginning stages of hiring two additional positions in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Women’s and Gender Center. Both positions should be filled and trained for the start of the fall semester 2022.

Sources of data collected include, but are not limited:

* D&I related questions in the Student Satisfaction Inventory by Ruffalo Noel Levitz
* D&I module questions within NSSE or National Survey of Student Engagement
* Data gathered about student disciplinary and bias reports
* Feedback provided by students through the faculty/class evaluation process at the end of each semester
* D&I related questions in biannual Great Colleges to Work for Survey by Modern Think completed by faculty/staff
* Culture of Consent Survey for students
* Annual reports and data collected by the Student Affairs team
* Enrollment, Retention, Student Success, and Graduate Employment data

Are the results of the most recent structured diversity and equity assessment shared with the campus community?:

A brief description of how the assessment results are shared with the campus community:

Shared through annual reporting to the President’s Cabinet and the Board of Trustees. Data are available to faculty and staff through the annual College Fact Book.

Are the results (or a summary of the results) of the most recent structured diversity and equity assessment publicly posted?:

The diversity and equity assessment report or summary (upload):

Website URL where the diversity and equity assessment report or summary is publicly posted:

Website URL where information about the institution’s diversity and equity assessment efforts is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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