Overall Rating Platinum - expired
Overall Score 85.29
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date March 23, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Colorado State University
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Tonie Miyamoto
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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) :

Colorado State University does Student and Faculty/Staff Campus Climate Surveys on alternating years (odd ending years are student surveys, and even ending years are for surveying faculty and staff). The benchmarking survey 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


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

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

The Division of Student Affairs works closely with the Office of Institutional Research and the Diversity Office to evaluate student diversity and educational equity via the Campus Climate Student Survey, which is administered every other year by Educational Benchmarking Inc. The Student Diversity Programs and Services offices at CSU also regularly assess programs and outreach efforts. In addition, the Division of Student Affairs conducts a Student Employee Quality of Work Life Survey that addresses equity, dignity, cultural/ethnic differences, and respect and fairness in the student employment environment at CSU (http://www.studentaffairs.colostate.edu/assessment-research).


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

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

The Office of Institutional Research and the Diversity Office work closely to evaluate faculty and staff diversity and educational equity via the Campus Climate Employee Survey, which is administered every other year.


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):

Collaborative programs such as The Ripple Effect epitomize CSU's commitment to assessing diversity in terms of governance and public engagement. The Ripple Effect's mission states:

"To assist in the creation of an environment at Colorado State University that fosters productive and supportive relationships and interactions among people. Such an environment is one in which an inclusive gender identity is supported; women and men feel safe; all people are freed from limitations and restrictions of culturally defined sex roles; and all members of the campus community feel empowered and supported by the institution and University community in pursuing their professional and academic aspirations."

The Commission is charged by the University President to identify gender equity concerns and other issues impacting the campus climate for women and forward concerns, recommendations, and program ideas to the University administration through annual meetings with the President and consistent connection and routine communication with the Vice President for Diversity.

http://cwge.colostate.edu/


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

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