Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.38
Liaison Jeremy King
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Denison University
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 1.00 Jeremy King
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of the President
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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:

Denison has conducted numerous multiyear assessments and other assessments related to diversity and equity. This process involved not only survey work, but also numerous focus group sessions led by Denison's Student Development office. Survey work and data analysis was also done with recent graduates to help identify trends related to career success and overall Denison experience. At times, Denison has used NSSE and CIRP data related to this topic to also inform the college.


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?:
Yes

Does the assessment process address student outcomes related to diversity, equity and success (e.g. graduation/success and retention rates for underrepresented groups)?:
Yes

Does the assessment process address employee outcomes related to diversity and equity (e.g. pay and retention rates for underrepresented groups)?:
No

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

Please see attached PDF document that combines all relevant survey data and results.

Denison is a data-driven college and results from all the student assessments we conduct are used to inform policies and decision-making related to not only equity and diversity, but to other aspects of the college as well. Many new programs have been developed over the last few years to address issues of diversity and equity for our students - some of these have already been described in other STARS Credits.


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:

All results from the assessment process are shared on Denison's mydenison internal website and the Division of Student Development presents results at faculty meetings and in open campus forums


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:
The website URL where the report or summary is publicly posted:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

Denison maintains an internal password protected website where most of this information resides. Public access web pages have limited information on this topic.

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.