Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.11
Liaison Jean-Michel Champagne
Submission Date Feb. 10, 2021

STARS v2.2

HEC Montréal
PA-6: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 1.00 Lisanne Tremblay
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Advisor
Secretary General
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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?:

A brief description of the assessment process and the framework, scorecard(s) and/or tool(s) used:

To better assess issues and challenges related to EDI, HEC Montréal conducted a wide consultation of its community in 2019 and 2020, resulting in our new 2020 EDI policy. This consultation included a survey, work of advisory committees, consultation with our community (including staff, faculty and students), and collaborative work with external stakeholders.
In 2020, HEC Montréal has conducted a campus-wide diversity survey of its staff and faculties. The assessment, the first ever conducted in the school, is part of a broader EDI action plan aimed at identifying areas where actions are required to address issues. First results of the survey are available on the EDI website, giving a first look at our campus composition.
Moreover, following the survey and before publishing the policy, 3 consultation sessions were offered to the school community to discuss EDI, present the result of our survey, identify our challenges and define the new policy.
While we now have a better understanding of our challenges, and are implementing strategies to reach to underrepresented groups, some work is still required to review hiring criteria to encourage members of underrepresented groups to apply to faculty position.

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?:

Does the assessment process address student outcomes related to diversity, equity and success?:

Does the assessment process address employee outcomes related to diversity and equity?:

A brief description of the most recent assessment findings and how the results are used in shaping policy, programs, and initiatives:

Through its latest survey, HEC Montréal is now able to identify position and departments were the staff and faculty composition is not representing the diversity of our community. By being able to target specific groups, more precise and effective actions can be proposed to identify barriers and develop effective hiring strategies.

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:

Results of the latest assessment are partially available on HEC Montréal EDI Website, but not all. This process being new to HEC Montréal, there are still a lot of work to be done before we can publicly publish our full assessment.
Part of the assessments are also published as indicators and targets in HEC Montréal EDI Action Plan.

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 (upload):
Website URL where the diversity and equity assessment report or summary is publicly posted:
Website URL where information about the institution’s diversity and equity assessment efforts is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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