Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.12
Liaison Ciannat Howett
Submission Date July 25, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Emory University
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Kelly Weisinger
Assistant Director
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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:

Rather than conduct one long assessment of all community members, Emory conducts multiple assessments focusing on specific issues and targeting specific stakeholder groups.

1. Emory University recently conducted a Diversity Engagement Survey. This was the first of its kind to measure engagement across the faculty, staff and students. The survey, administered in Fall, 2016 will allow Emory to define areas of strength and areas for improvement for the diversity and inclusion efforts at Emory. It assesses the inclusiveness of the university environment and the levels of the engagement in diversity of the university's stakeholders.

2. Emory University conducted a Faculty and Staff Campus Climate Survey in the summer of 2015. It was designed to learn if employees had experiences with sexual harassment and discrimination, Knowledge with Title IX, and training in guiding students and employees through the disclosure procedure.

3. The Committee on Class and Labor Report and Recommendations is the first phase assessment in a multi-phase study about the nature of class and status within Emory University’s non-academic labor force.

4. As a compliment to the Committee on Class and Labor's Report and Recommendations for non-academic employees, the Class and Labor Faculty committee conducted an assessment and wrote a report on how class affects the life and work of faculty members. The committee primarily focused on four main topics: the role of class at the university; recruitment, advancement, promotion, and professional development; Emory as an employer; and the role of non-tenure track faculty.

5. The Commission on Racial and Social Justice was founded in the fall 2015 after 13 demands were presented by the Black Student Alliance to the administration regarding racial injustice at Emory. The group spent the 2015-2016 academic year assessing racial and social justice at Emory University, and continues to meet. The Commission published a progress report detailing the results of the assessment and the Commission's initiatives and accomplishments.


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:

1. The Diversity and Engagement Survey addresses attitudes and perceptions related to campus climate. The university is currently reviewing the findings.

2. The faculty and staff Campus Climate Survey Report recommends “providing faculty and staff with bystander intervention programs, offering ongoing Title IX training, and conducting regular monitoring and evaluation of prevention strategies to measure efforts.”

3. The Committee on Class and Labor's Report and Recommendations made 59 final recommendations, most of these fit into the categories of infrastructure, community and culture, communications, professional development, supervision of staff, policy making and implementation, and contract labor.

4. The Class and Labor Faculty Committee made 43 recommendations, which the University Senate reviewed in the fall of 2016.

5. The Commission on Racial and Social Justice resulted in the establishment of committees and teams to address the 13 demands made by the Black Student Alliance.


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:

1. The results of the Diversity and Engagement Survey have not been shared because the findings are currently under review.

2. The Faculty and Staff Campus Climate Survey was shared with the community in the form of a letter from Ajay Nair and Stuart Zola in the Office of Provost. http://provost.emory.edu

3. The Committee on Class and Labor's Report and Recommendations were shared through an article in the Emory Report. http://news.emory.edu/index.html

4. A review of the Class and Labor Faculty Committee’s project is on the Office of Provost website. http://provost.emory.edu

5. The Commission on Racial and Social Justice Progress Report can be found on the Emory University Campus Life website. http://dialogue.emory.edu/index.html


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:
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The website URL where the report or summary is publicly posted:
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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