Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.06
Liaison Margaret Bounds
Submission Date June 18, 2021

STARS v2.2

Connecticut College
PA-6: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
1.00 / 1.00 John McKnight
Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusion
Institutional Equity and Inclusion
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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?:
Yes

A brief description of the assessment process and the framework, scorecard(s) and/or tool(s) used:

President's Council on Equity and Inclusion facilitated numerous structured meetings with staff, faculty, and students, assessing their perspectives on campus climate from 2018-2019.

The HEDS Diversity and Equity Campus Climate survey was administered from March 15-31, 2021 (https://www.hedsconsortium.org/heds-diversity-equity-campus-climate-survey/). We have not yet received the results from this administration of the survey. It is shown here on our list of surveys administered: https://www.conncoll.edu/institutional-research/surveys/


Does the assessment process address campus climate by engaging stakeholders to assess the attitudes, perceptions and behaviors of employees and students, including the experiences of underrepresented groups?:
Yes

Does the assessment process address student outcomes related to diversity, equity and success?:
Yes

Does the assessment process address employee outcomes related to diversity and equity?:
Yes

A brief description of the most recent assessment findings and how the results are used in shaping policy, programs, and initiatives:

In developing the College's Equity and Inclusion Action plan, the President’s Council reviewed decades of institutional data, reports and recommendations, climate studies, and literature related to diversity and equity in higher education. Findings were as follows: (1) increase the number of course offerings related to identity and social difference; (2) strengthen the bias incident response protocol; (3) provide additional training and social justice education to faculty and staff; (4) foster greater cross-cultural communication and collaboration; (5) improve relationships between students and campus safety officers; and (6) increase the proportion of underrepresented students, staff, and faculty in the composition of the campus. These findings were incorporated into the process of developing a comprehensive Equity and Inclusion Action Plan.


Are the results of the most recent structured diversity and equity assessment shared with the campus community?:
Yes

A brief description of how the assessment results are shared with the campus community:

The Equity and Inclusion Plan that was based on the results of the assessment was shared by email to all community members publicized on the division website.

Results were also shared with the Board of Trustees, at a joint Faculty/Staff Meeting and at Student Government.


Are the results (or a summary of the results) of the most recent structured diversity and equity assessment publicly posted?:
Yes

The diversity and equity assessment report or summary (upload):
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Website URL where the diversity and equity assessment report or summary is publicly posted:
Website URL where information about the institution’s diversity and equity assessment efforts is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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