Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 42.88
Liaison Jim Simon
Submission Date June 28, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Gonzaga University
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Raymond Reyes
Chief Diversity Officer
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Has the institution assessed diversity and equity in terms of campus climate?:

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

There have been five Campus Climate Surveys since 2008. The Gonzaga website has summaries of the surveys. A consultant was hired to do another survey, which helped the university incorporate a religious accommodation policy for students to be able to participate in holy days.

Has the institution assessed student diversity and educational equity?:

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

• Campus climate assessment, 2015, Exceptional results, continuous support from alliances in improving institutional policies to achieve an all green University.
• Student retention on gender, no equity gaps, 2015, n/a, new projects in research of this topic.
• Curriculum analysis on courses content, diversity, social justice, global studies, 2016, increasing international presence, growing awareness and global viewpoints in various courses of departmental programs.

Has the institution assessed employee diversity and employment equity?:

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

• Track demographics on workforce composition along with ethnicity and gender, 2015, consistency in results.
• Productive discomfort program – training faculty on capacity to do classroom discourse - 2016, on-going project with prospective results in early 2017.
• Impact group – affinity group for equity between ethnic groups - 2015, continuous improvement and policy review, assessment of surveys and turnout.
• Linking ethnicity and diversity to the Jesuit mission, 2015, focus groups, continuous engagement of different student groups, councils, etc.

Has the institution assessed diversity and equity in terms of governance and public engagement?:

A brief description of the governance and public engagement assessment(s):

• Institute for hate studies - alliance since 2014, supporting and sharing objectives and missions across the board.
• Collaboration on research and support with community partners, 2016, on-going engagement of external community alliances and support of city and university sustainability goals
• Co-chair in presidential council - council on equity inclusion and intercultural awareness - recent inclusion to this board, 2015, participation on decisions brought by the President of the University, new projects and initiatives.

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

A new campus climate survey will be conducted in the Fall of 2016, and the full report of that survey will be available in the Fall 0f 2017.

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