Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.28
Liaison Ciara Tennis
Submission Date Nov. 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

Eastern Connecticut State University
PA-6: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00
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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:

Eastern utilized the Everfi Diversity Training platform to educate students and staff on diversity and inclusion related concepts. Incorporated with the training was a campus perceptions assessment. The data obtained from that online assessment helps to ascertain the campus climate. Additionally, Eastern administered a campus climate survey during the Spring 2022 semester to understand the student and employee perceptions of the campus climate related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Does the assessment process address campus climate by engaging stakeholders to assess the attitudes, perceptions and behaviors of employees and students, including the experiences of underrepresented groups?:
Yes

Does the assessment process address student outcomes related to diversity, equity and success?:
Yes

Does the assessment process address employee outcomes related to diversity and equity?:
Yes

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

Eastern has ascertained that students have a level of satisfaction regarding the diversity and inclusion of our campus. The perception is that Eastern is a welcoming environment who strives to make all persons feel included.

Of the students who responded to the survey question "Eastern takes diversity and inclusion issues seriously," their responses were 80% favorable.
Of the students who responded to the survey question "I have been exposed to diverse opinions, cultures, and values while at Eastern," their responses were 78% favorable.
Of the students who responded to the survey question "Eastern is an inclusive place for people with disabilities," their responses were 76% favorable.
Of the employees who responded to the survey, 71% of faculty/staff respondents agreed that “EASTERN demonstrates a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion,” while 12% disagreed.
Of the employees who responded to the survey, 69% agreed that “The administration regularly speaks about the value of diversity ” and 14% disagreed.
Of the employees who responded to the survey, 55% agreed that “The administration demonstrates leadership that fosters diversity, equity, and inclusion of all faculty and staff” while 30% disagreed.


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 results of the assessment will be reviewed by the Diversity & Social Justice Council and then posted to the University website.


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 (upload):
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Website URL where the diversity and equity assessment report or summary is publicly posted:
Website URL where information about the institution’s diversity and equity assessment efforts is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Information provided by LaMar Coleman, Vice President for Equity & Diversity.

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