Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 41.01
Liaison Chad Carwein
Submission Date Feb. 14, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

East Carolina University
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Chad Carwein
University Sustainability Manager
HSC Facilities Services
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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:

Project:ECYou

ECU’s mission of student success, public service, and regional transformation begins with you. We know that in order to carry out these missions, you need to feel like you’re a part of an inclusive and welcoming university community.

The 2015 Campus Climate Survey was designed based on a thorough review of best practices among higher education institutions around the country, as well as within the University of North Carolina system. Survey topics were chosen as relevant and important to the establishment of a baseline for ECU’s campus climate assessment and included:

•Engagement
•Safety
•Diversity and Inclusion
•Working Environment
•Communication
•Governance and Leadership
•Wellness and Work/Life Balance


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)?:
Yes

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

Phase two of Project:ECYou also recommends the use of focus groups to gather input from the campus community and aid in the development of strategic priorities. This phase of the plan will last throughout the summer and into the fall of 2016. The 2015 administration of the Campus Climate Survey and subsequent Report of Results helps to partially satisfy the goals established in year one of the four-year implementation plan defined by the Campus Climate Commission of the Chancellor’s Diversity Leadership Cabinet. Remaining goals include developing target areas for improvement and communicating results and target areas to the community. During phase three, there will be additional listening sessions to gain a more immediate response to the chosen initiatives and target areas of campus life.


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:

The Campus Climate Survey Report of Results contains findings from the 2015 Campus Climate Survey for faculty, staff, and student participants. The report aims to provide a detailed description of findings for each participant group.

The report’s Executive Summary contains key findings from the survey and provides an integrated presentation across all three participant groups. The summary may be used to develop a general depiction of the current campus climate at ECU and act an aid when developing specific strategies to address issues regarding the current climate.

http://www.ecu.edu/ecyou/


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

Data Sources:

Bret Wilson, Office of Equity and Diversity

LaKesha Alston Forbes, Associate Provost for Equity and Diversity

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