Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.79
Liaison Ian Johnson
Submission Date May 26, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Colorado College
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Paul Buckley
Assistant Vice President and Inaugural Director of the Butler Center
The Butler Center
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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) :

In the fall of 2011, the Diversity Task Force conducted a campus climate survey as part of the new president's "year of listening" to evaluate the quality of experience of all students, staff, and faculty. The survey contained both quantitative and qualitative questions to assess diversity and inclusion at Colorado College. Survey results were used in construction of the College's strategic plan and in the planning and execution of diversity and equity programming by the Butler Center.

In 2013 and 2015 the college conducted campus climate assessment surveys similar to the one conducted in 2011. The college continues to prioritize this assessment every two years.


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

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

The 2011 campus climate survey included data from a random sample of 153 students. Analysis of survey results has influenced the strategic plan and the programs of the Office of the Butler Center. In 2015, student diversity and equity was assessed in the campus climate survey although the results are not yet available for viewing.


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

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

The 2011 campus climate survey included data from a random sampling of 162 CC employees. Survey results led to an initiative to provide broader and more inclusive health coverage for LGBTQ employees and to improve the gender selection options on employment applications.

In 2013 and 2015, the college conducted campus climate surveys to assess employee diversity and employment.


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 college is currently involved in the third year of a strategic planning effort that includes an assessment of diversity and equity throughout every level of college governance and public engagement. The president's "Building on the Block" plan states that, "Strong programs for developing and retaining diverse faculty and staff are among the priorities for the Workplace Excellence initiative of our strategic plan." The college's commitment to diversity and equity extends throughout the community to all levels of leadership and governance. On the Board of Trustees, 10 out of 33 members are women and 4 out of 33 members are people of color. The college is committed to diversifying the board even more in the coming years. On the college's senior cabinet level of leadership, 4 out of 10 people are women and 2 out of 10 people are people of color. More specifically, 2 of the top 3 senior positions are held by women and 2 of the top 3 senior positions are held by people of color. Additionally, 35% of the the extended leadership team (people who report directly to members of Cabinet) are persons of color.


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

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