Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.30
Liaison Laura Hamstra
Submission Date Feb. 9, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Durham College
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Allison Hector- Alexander
Manager, Office of Student Diversity, Inclusion & Transitions
Office of Diversity, Inclusion & Transitions
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Has the institution assessed diversity and equity in terms of campus climate?:
No

A brief description of the campus climate assessment(s) :

An Equity survey was completed


Has the institution assessed student diversity and educational equity?:
No

A brief description of the student diversity and educational equity assessment(s):
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Has the institution assessed employee diversity and employment equity?:
Yes

A brief description of the employee diversity and employment equity assessment(s):

Survey administered in February/March 2016. Results have not been released. (Jennifer Gibbs may be able to provide more information on when to expect the results)


Has the institution assessed diversity and equity in terms of governance and public engagement?:
Yes

A brief description of the governance and public engagement assessment(s):

Durham College’s leadership team is tremendously supportive and actively involved with our key diversity strategies, namely, our sexual violence initiatives and Yes Means Yes campaign. These initiatives have become part of our campus culture and a commitment has been made to ensure all existing and new employees understand the key principles of these initiatives.

Durham College measures our progress in creating an inclusive workplace through the active engagement of our employees and students to assess how respected and accepted they feel on campus. The college has also developed DC Cares – a method of engaging in regular communication and collecting feedback from both employees and students regarding accessibility, diversity, inclusion, safety and a variety of other issues.
We have also seen progress through an increase in attendance at events, celebrations, and education and training opportunities as well as through the nature and number of harassment and discrimination complaints made to the Office of Student Diversity, Inclusion and Transitions.

Community partnerships to support diversity

The Office of Student Diversity, Inclusion and Transitions has developed a solid network of like-minded community partners that work to facilitate our commitment to creating an inclusive and respectful community. Some of these partners include women-focused agencies, municipal agencies, LGBTQ support services, immigration and settlement services, police services, mental and general health agencies, food security agencies as well as other educational- and- cultural- specific organizations. We have had the opportunity to partner with many of these agencies through advisory groups, diversity workings groups, committees and hiring panels, planning and hosting diversity-based events for the larger community as well as our campus members.


The website URL where information about the assessment(s) is available:
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