Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.55
Liaison Susan Powers
Submission Date Feb. 22, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Clarkson University
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 1.00 Susan Powers
Director of the Institute for a Sustainable Environment
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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:

A letter to the campus community from the president regarding the assessment that was recently distributed to the community:

Dear Campus Community Member,
We are excited to launch our third climate survey for the Clarkson Community. As we continue to grow, we hope that you will take a few minutes to complete a survey designed to provide information about both positive and challenging aspects of our university climate. Since our last survey we have added more campuses and increased the diversity of community members. We want to make sure our climate, whether on-campus or online, is engaged and inclusive. This survey is your opportunity to describe your own personal experiences, your observations, and to offer suggestions for change that might enhance the climate. The data will be used to identify strategies for addressing potential challenges and supporting positive diversity initiatives, helping us craft our next University strategic plan.

To ensure confidentiality, the University has contracted with Rankin and Associates, a nationally known consulting firm that specializes in helping universities assess and improve their campus climates. All of your answers are confidential and all of the results will be reported in group form only. You will not be identifiable as an individual. Your participation in this project is voluntary. The survey has been reviewed and approved by the Clarkson University Institutional Review Board.

While your participation in this project is voluntary, I strongly encourage all members of the campus community to take the 20 to 30 minutes needed to complete the survey at https://rankinsurveys2.com/clarkson. Supervisors are encouraged to give staff the time to respond to the survey during the work day, and computer lab space will be made available for taking the survey in Potsdam and at CRC. A paper version of the survey is available for individuals without computer access who cannot attend the hosted lab sessions.

Thank you in advance for your contribution to this important project.


Anthony G. Collins


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

Does the assessment process address student outcomes related to diversity, equity and success (e.g. graduation/success and retention rates for underrepresented groups)?:

Does the assessment process address employee outcomes related to diversity and equity (e.g. pay and retention rates for underrepresented groups)?:

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

https://youtu.be/qBMcvpDkOXk This video shows results from our last assessment.

Our current assessment has just (January 2019) been sent to the community. The results are currently being analyzed by a campus committee. The committee will then share the results with the community and develop a plan for creating a more inclusive culture on campus.

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:

The current assessment WILL BE shared through campus meetings, video, and website distribution.

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:

The website URL where the report or summary is publicly posted:
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

The last report is no longer available. Results from the new assessment are currently being analyzed to share with the community and repost.

The last report is no longer available. Results from the new assessment are currently being analyzed to share with the community and repost.

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