Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.54
Liaison Michael Amadori
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Hobart and William Smith Colleges
PA-6: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Mikayla Gullace
Sustainability Intern
Office of Sustainability
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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:

During initial development of our Strategic Diversity Plan, students, faculty, and staff were engaged and encouraged to voice their concerns over issues related to diversity and inclusion. An online survey as well as focus group conversations were utilized to create our plan. Recently, President Joyce Jacobsen came to HWS and created the Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (CODEI). They are charged with working with faculty, staff and students to assure there is forward movement in improving diversity, equity and inclusion at HWS. Several events have taken place to gather data from the campus including open forums and listening sessions, anonymous online feedback surveys, and targeted focus groups.

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:

The findings of the initial survey were used to create five focus areas for the Strategic Diversity Plan: recruitment and retention, space, student relations, teaching and learning, and community development. The way those focus areas are being incorporated into policies, programs, and initiatives at Hobart and William Smith Colleges are described in the plan. The Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is currently still gathering information and analyzing data to determine how successfully the implementation of our Strategic Diversity Plan. However, they recently released a progress report to all of HWS

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 plan is annually posted posted on the Office Diversity, Equity and Inclusion website and is updated frequently with an attached link showing progress. The DEI Task force sends monthly email updates to all of campus and is planning a campus-wide information session to disseminate their findings once complete.

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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