Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.64
Liaison Greg Maybury
Submission Date May 2, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Hope College
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 1.00 Michelle Gibbs
Director HHCSI
Holland-Hope College Sustainability Institute
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Has the institution assessed diversity and equity in terms of campus climate?:
Yes

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

Hope conducted a campus wide climate survey in 2010. This survey served to evaluate the climate at Hope as it relates to the experiences of students, faculty and staff of color; and to use the information gathered to create a more welcoming, inclusive and equitable campus community.
As part of the Strategic Plan similar information was gathered as well. http://www.hope.edu/offices/president/strategic-plan/ \
Annual Report http://www.hope.edu/offices/president/strategic-plan/images/2015-2016%20Strategic%20Plan%20Annual%20Report.pdf


Has the institution assessed student diversity and educational equity?:
Yes

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

As part of our strategic planning process, the college developed a comprehensive plan to provide opportunities for increasing student diversity on campus.
http://www.hope.edu/offices/president/strategic-plan/ \
Goal 4 Objective 2: Recruitment, retention and vendor strategies will employ best practices in developing a diverse and inclusive community.
KPI 4: Longer Term. Retention and graduation rates of degree-seeking students in each demographic sector (domestic minority, international, first generation, low SES) will be consistent with college-wide rates. [Baseline: First-year retention is 88%. Retention for identified sectors is slightly lower than average. Four-year graduation is 67%. Four-year graduation rate for identified sectors are 13-22% lower than average. Source: Frost Research Center.]

Annual Report http://www.hope.edu/offices/president/strategic-plan/images/2015-2016%20Strategic%20Plan%20Annual%20Report.pdf


Has the institution assessed employee diversity and employment equity?:
Yes

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

This is completed through our Human Resources department in partnership with the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

As part of Hope's Strategic Plan-Goal 4 Objective 2: Recruitment, retention and vendor strategies will employ best practices in developing a diverse and inclusive community.
KPI 1: Near Term. Hiring managers will be trained and equipped to recruit diverse applicant pools.
KPI 2: Longer Term. Five-year average rates of retention, promotion, advancement, and job-satisfaction among underrepresented faculty and staff groups will be consistent with those of the majority.
KPI 3: Near Term. The college will implement a program to identify and invite minority- and women-owned businesses to participate in RFP processes and seek vendor opportunities.
KPI 5: Longer Term. The percentages of domestic minority and international staff and faculty will increase annually.


Has the institution assessed diversity and equity in terms of governance and public engagement?:
No

A brief description of the governance and public engagement assessment(s):
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The website URL where information about the assessment(s) is available:
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