Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.54
Liaison Kevin Miller
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Goshen College
PA-6: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.88 / 1.00 Kevin Miller
Sustainability Coordinator
Advancement
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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:

Goshen College alternates each year between an assessment focusing on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and on Gender Based Discrimination. Goshen College uses the HEDS Diversity and Equity Campus Climate Survey which asks students, faculty, staff, and administrators about their perceptions of their institution’s climate, perceptions of how their institution supports diversity and equity, and experiences with discrimination and harassment at their institution.

Aditionaly, Goshen College uses data collected by it's Registrar department to assess student graduation and retention rates for underrepresented groups. This data assesses graduation and retention rates by gender, race/ethnicty, and religion.

Goshen College assesses employee oputcomes related to diversity and equity through the use of surveys by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) and the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). These survey are used by the Retention Committee to address racial and gender-based pay disparities.


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:

An executive summary is still be written for our most recent HEDS survey, but some findings indicate that we could do more to support international students on campus and address things they perceive in campus climate. At the same time, international students, as well as LGB+ individuals, faculty, staff/employees, and U.S. people of color report fewer negative experiences of harassment or discrimination at Goshen College compared to these groups at peer institutions. The DEI Task Force will be discussing the survey in more detail in the coming months with recommendations for improvements to be submitted to the president's cabinet by June 2020.


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:

Results of the HEDS survey are studied by the DEI Task Force to discuss recommendations for improvements to the administrative cabinet and the board of directors.

Results from the Registrar's assessment of student graduation and retention rates for underrepresented groups can be found in the GC Fact Book, which is open to the college community through the college website.


Are the results (or a summary of the results) of the most recent structured diversity and equity assessment publicly posted?:
No

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:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s diversity and equity assessment efforts is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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