|Submission Date||June 7, 2017|
College of Lake County
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity
|1.00 / 1.00||
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:
In fall 2015, a student diversity survey was developed by the Dean of Student Life and the Diversity Commission with assistance from the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Planning and Research. Similar to an employee diversity survey that was conducted in fall 2013, the student survey was intended to capture: student perceptions of diversity efforts at the college; information about students’ experiences with discrimination, harassment, and bullying at CLC; and demographic information that is not available in the student information system. The survey consisted of approximately 65 items that were modeled after the previous employee diversity survey and several external sources or were developed in-house to capture information of specific interest to the college. During development, the survey was pretested with a small group of students to ensure the language was understandable, the length was manageable, and response options were complete.
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:
The student and employee climate surveys reported findings regarding the college environment, instructors, resources, and the diverse cultures, life experiences, and worldviews among the student body. The findings of this survey impact the college's attempts to ensure that students and faculty/staff feel welcome on campus, by providing additional services where needed.
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:
Summaries of findings are emailed to staff and faculty. These results are also posted on the college's website.
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:
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.