Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 81.45
Liaison Lindsey Lyons
Submission Date March 1, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Dickinson College
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.88 / 1.00 Neil Leary
Center for Sustainability Education
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:

Dickinson's Intercultural Competency Task Force and VP for Institutional Effectiveness & Diversity launched a structured assessment in January 2018 using AAC&U's framework "Committing to Equity and Inclusive Excellence: a Campus Guide for Self-Study and Planning." The self-study will be completed in spring 2018, the results of which will feed into Dickinson's strategic planning process that is also underway.

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:

The structured assessment and self study are underway. The results are being fed into a concurrent strategic planning process that was recently launched by Dickinson's new president. Results from the structured assessment will build on results from previous student engagement assessments that included questions about whether students feel their experiences match their expectations; they "fit" at Dickinson; they are an included member of the community; are satisfied with their experiences; able to connect with students, faculty, staff, advisors and college deans. Also included are questions about academic and social behaviors that are associated with student success. Responses have been analyzed with respect to differences across students' political views, ethnicity, sexual orientation and other demographic variables.

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:

The results of the structured assessment and self-study will be shared with the campus community by releasing the self-study to the public when it is completed and by convening members of the campus community to discuss the results, their implications and ways forward.

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:

A report from the assessment that is currently underway will be publicly posted when it is completed.

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.