Overall Rating Platinum - expired
Overall Score 85.56
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Colorado State University
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

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Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Tonie Miyamoto
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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:

Every year Colorado State University conducts a comprehensive Campus Climate Survey. The survey is administered to all faculty and staff members one year and the other year it is administered to a representative sample of students with over-sampling for underrepresented groups.

The faculty and staff survey is administered by CSU in the Campus Labs tool and tracks a comprehensive set of issues related to workplace satisfaction, equity, and work life balance as well as diversity and inclusion topics such as discrimination and harassment experiences, accessibility, and training and interactions on campus around diversity and inclusion.

The student survey is administered through Skyfactor (EBI) and addresses important issues such as sexual assault, campus response to bias incidents, campus accessibility, student perceptions and interactions about diversity and inclusion, and student learning on these topics. This is a national survey that gives CSU the ability to benchmark against other institutions.

Results of the survey are widely shared with the campus community, reviewed by campus leadership to set strategic goals and objectives, and posted publicly.

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:

Highlights from the 2014 faculty and staff survey include:
* The majority of respondents self‐report positive responses to employment topics at
CSU, including commitment and satisfaction with their supervisor
* Almost all respondents (95%) indicated they either strongly agreed or agreed with "I feel comfortable interacting with people from diverse backgrounds"
* Two-thirds of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that all employees should participate in diversity training
* Over a fifth of people (22%) reported experiencing one or more incidents related to
discrimination, harassment, or retaliation

Results serve as a baseline for efforts toward continuous quality improvement including strategic planning initiatives at the campus, college, and department level. Results also inform future policy, programs, and initiatives offered by the Vice President for Diversity office, Human Resources, and Office of Equal Opportunity.

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:

Survey results for the faculty and staff Campus Climate Survey are posted publicly on the Vice President for Diversity website, a series of presentations are conducted by VP for Diversity staff to discuss the results, and multiple committees including Faculty Council, State Classified Personnel Council, and the President's Commission on Diversity and Inclusion use the results to set goals and objectives, including strategic plan initiatives for the campus community.

Survey results for the student campus climate survey are publicly posted on the Vice President for Student Affairs website and presentations are shared with a number of groups on campus to share the results and engage in discussions. The Vice President for Student Affairs Counsel, Student Diversity Programs and Services Offices, and multiple other committees on campus use the results to set goals and objectives, including strategic planning initiatives.

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 Student Campus Climate Survey results can be found at http://studentaffairs.colostate.edu/resources/current-students/.

In addition to the Campus Climate Survey, multiple other assessments and reports are generated on campus including equity pay studies, accessibility reviews, and in-depth analysis for specific underrepresented groups. Just one example is the Gender Salary Equity Investigation:

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 or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.