|Submission Date||Jan. 7, 2015|
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity
Office of Human Rights, Equity, and Harassment Prevention
Has the institution assessed diversity and equity in terms of campus climate?:
A brief description of the campus climate assessment(s) :
Campus climate is assessed through the Human Resources Workplace Survey, which has been administered to all Dalhousie employees every two years since 2009. The survey includes questions which monitor employee perceptions of discrimination and harassment. Results of this survey are addressed at the institutional as well as the faculty/department levels.
Has the institution assessed student diversity and educational equity?:
A brief description of the student diversity and educational equity assessment(s):
Office of Institutional analysis and research provides high quality analysis, research and advice that informs the university's decision making
Has the institution assessed employee diversity and employment equity?:
A brief description of the employee diversity and employment equity assessment(s):
Employee diversity is assessed on a regular basis through the annual workforce analysis which is conducted to meet our obligations under the Federal Contractors Program. This analysis is based on the collection of self-identification information which is collected on an ongoing basis when employees are hired and periodically through the course of a person’s employment at Dalhousie. Results of the workforce analysis help to guide initiatives and special measures where they are most in need as part of Dalhousie’s commitment to a diverse workforce under the Employment Equity through Affirmative Action Policy and Federal Contractors Program compliance
Has the institution assessed diversity and equity in terms of governance and public engagement?:
A brief description of the governance and public engagement assessment(s):
The findings from Dalhousie President, Dr. Florizone’s “100 Days of Listening” identified diversity and inclusiveness as one of the key emerging priorities after soliciting feedback from internal faculty, staff and students and external stakeholders. In addition, in Dr. Florizone’s installation address as President, he identified diversity as one of the key themes that will guide the direction of the University in moving forward. Dalhousie’s strategic direction was developed based on the 100 Days report, with an implementation plan expected by the end of 2014 that will outline specific goals, timetables and resources needed to fulfill the strategic direction.
The website URL where information about the assessment(s) is available:
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 and complete the Data Inquiry Form.