Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 81.81
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2014
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Colorado State University
PAE-7: Measuring Campus Diversity Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Mary Ontivaros
VP for Diversity
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Has the institution assessed attitudes about diversity and equity on campus in a way that meets the criteria for this credit?:

A brief description of the assessment(s):

Colorado State University does Student and Faculty/Staff Campus Climate Assessments on alternating years (odd ending years are student surveys, and even ending years are for surveying faculty). The benchmarking survey is a service is an opportunity to identify areas of excellence as well as areas in need of improvement with regards to major concerns in diversity.

Well over 1,000 students participate year year, and well over 2,000 faculty respond to more than 150 questions in the online survey. (1-7 point scale). The population sampling method included oversampling for five groups:
1) African American/Black (non-Hispanic)
2) American Indian or Alaska Native
3) Asian or Pacific Islander
4) Hispanic/Latino
5) Physical / Learning Disabled

Year the assessment was last administered:

A brief description of how the results of the assessment(s) are used in shaping policy, programs, and initiatives:

Results are analyzed and aggregated by the VP for Student Affairs Office. Results are shared and utilized by the Diversity Office, Professional Development Institute, and others. Previous policy outcomes have included expanded access to faculty and student seminars on diversity, greater access to diversity materials for the Advocacy Centers and Student Organizations, as well as modified definitions of diversity to guide future programs.

In 2012, for the Faculty/Staff Survey, there was additional analysis as faculty/staff were invited to focus groups. As a direct consequence of feedback from these focus groups, a new campus-wide policy mandating supervisor training (in both logistics and leadership) has been put in place.

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

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