|Submission Date||March 2, 2018|
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity
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Interim Chief Diversity Officer
Office of Diversity & Inclusion
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:
During the development of the strategic diversity planning process the community was engaged to determine the areas of need vis-à-vis diversity and inclusion. An online survey as well as focus group conversations were utilized.
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 findings of the survey were used to determine five focus areas for the strategic diversity plan which include: recruitment and retention, space, student relations, teaching and learning, and community development.
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 strategic diversity planning working group organized a town hall meeting to share the goals and recommendations that were developed based on community input. Now that the plan is complete, it is posted on the Office of Diversity and Inclusion website.
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:
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