|Submission Date||Aug. 23, 2019|
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity
|0.25 / 1.00||
Special Projects Leader
Academic/ Human Resources
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:
A FIRST YEAR STUDENT SURVEY (REDESIGNED IN 2018) IS CONDUCTED IN THE FALL OF EACH YEAR. THE SURVEY INCLUDES AN EXTENSIVE SECTION ON EDUCATION EQUITY TO HELP LINK STUDENTS WITH STUDENT SERVICES. The survey includes the following:
"The College is committed to Education Equity. To help determine equity trends in the college we would appreciate it if you could answer the following questions.
Do you identify as an Aboriginal or Indigenous person of Canada, and/or as having First Nation, Métis and/or Inuit ancestry?
Please indicate the definition by which you are identified by the Canadian Government
(as defined by the Indian Act of Canada).
First Nation (Status or Non-Status Indian)
I use an alternative term to describe my Aboriginal ancestry and/or identity
(e.g. Anishinaabe, Treaty #3) (Please specify): ___________________________
Fleming College offers culturally appropriate support services and activities, as well as financial assistance in the form of funding, bursaries, awards, and scholarships. Do you give permission for us to update your Indigenous status on our student system so we may send you information about various services available to you at Fleming and within the broader Indigenous community? This information would be shared with departments within Fleming College (i.e. Fleming Indigenous Student Services, Student Life, Alumni Association, etc.) for statistical purposes and to keep you informed of supports, events and cultural activities relevant to you as an Indigenous student. This information would not be released to anyone outside of the college without your written consent.
A person with a disability is a person with a long-term or recurring impairment, condition or illness that impacts how they function day to day. Do you consider yourself to have a physical, intellectual, mental health or learning disability?
If YES, please indicate which disability(s) you have: (Check all that apply)
Mental Health Learning Disability
Prefer not to disclose Other (please specify): ______________________
Are you responsible for the caregiving, housing, financial support or other support of dependents such as children, partner/spouse, or parents/siblings?
Would you like to improve your skills in any of the following areas? (Check all that apply)
Writing Time management
Communication Group work
Study habits Other (please specify): _____________________
We encourage you to authorize the release of the information from this questionnaire to the appropriate college staff (i.e. your academic advisor) so that a personal strategy might be developed to help you meet your educational goals. This information is considered confidential and is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
All survey responses will be grouped to compile an annual report, which will not identify individual students in any way. If you choose not to authorize the release of your information, your survey responses will not be released to other college staff (i.e. your academic advisor) but will be grouped and included in the overall report.
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 First Year Student Survey Results are used to assess the level of need for students and to guide students to appropriate services within the College.
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 First Year Student Survey is available on the Intranet site of the College.
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:
As referenced above.
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 and complete the Data Inquiry Form.