Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Ruth Miller
Submission Date March 7, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Gettysburg College
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Jim Biesecker
Director of Facilites Planning & Management
Facilities Services Office
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Has the institution assessed diversity and equity in terms of campus climate?:
Yes

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

The college conducted a diversity survey to the faculty and staff in 2009 to assess individual attitudes about diversity and perceptions of the campus climate for discussing and addressing diversity issues. A campus climate survey is currently being created by the I.D.E.A. committee and should be ready to release to campus in the fall.


Has the institution assessed student diversity and educational equity?:
Yes

A brief description of the student diversity and educational equity assessment(s):

Yes, Gettysburg has assessed student body diversity through analysis of institutional data on broad indicators of diversity such as race/ethnicity, religious preferences, political views, socioeconomic status, gender identity and sexual orientation. We routinely track the student body composition by these indicators, and also collect and analysis data on the experience, perceptions of climate, engagement, satisfaction, and outcomes of diverse groups for comparative purposes to identify any gaps that need to be addressed. We have also compared the retention and graduation rates for diverse groups, such as between those of White students and students of color. In addition to tracking historical trends, peer school benching data were also analyzed whenever available and appropriate to identify areas where we fall short.


Has the institution assessed employee diversity and employment equity?:
Yes

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

Yes, Gettysburg has assessed employee diversity through analysis of institutional data on multiple indicators of diversity such as race/ethnicity. We routinely track faculty diversity and management diversity; we have also periodically assessed the experience, perceptions of climate, and satisfaction of diverse groups for comparative purposes to identify any gaps that need to be addressed. In addition to tracking historical trends, peer school benching data were also analyzed whenever available and appropriate to identify areas where we fall short.


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):

The College is currently engaging in a campus wide survey to address campus climate.


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

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