Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.73
Liaison Lindsey Lyons
Submission Date June 13, 2011
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Dickinson College
PAE-7: Measuring Campus Diversity Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Melissa Keebler
Assistant Chief of Staff
Office of the President
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Has the institution assessed attitudes about diversity and equity on campus in a way that meets the criteria for this credit?:

A brief description of the assessment(s):
Survey of Cultural Attitudes and Climate- Fall 2005 to all degree-seeking students Survey of Campus Diversity- March 2009 to all students; November 2009 to all faculty and staff Survey of LGBTQ Campus Climate- April 2009 to all faculty, staff and students

Year the assessment was last administered:

A brief description of how the results of the assessment(s) are used in shaping policy, programs, and initiatives:
The results of these surveys have helped inform and shape the campus Strategic Plan for Diversity completed in spring/summer 2010. The college increased programming/focus on programs for LGBTQ individuals. The President’s Commission on Diversity formed a sub-committee this year that has been looking at climate issue for LGBTQ persons. Recommendations will be forthcoming to the president and provost at the end of this semester. Through HRS, we include an introduction to Diversity at Dickinson in all new employee orientations so that this value of the college is imparted to all incoming employees. Through the Professional Development program, we provide yearly to twice yearly diversity workshops to individuals or departments and/or divisions. We have better coordination between all the offices that support diversity through the President’s Commission and regular meetings with directors. We have increased outreach to diverse alumni planning specially targeting mailings and programs for Homecoming and Alumni Weekend. We continue to work with Admissions to increase recruitment and retention of diverse students. New initiatives include MANdatory-a support and enrichment program for men of color and NSF-STEP Scholars program that recruits and supports underrepresented students in the sciences and math.

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