Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 28.23
Liaison Brian Webb
Submission Date March 5, 2020

STARS v2.2

Houghton College
PA-7: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 3.00 Brian Webb
Sustainability Coordinator
Center for Sustainability

Criteria

Institution has one or more of the following policies, programs or initiatives to support underrepresented groups and foster a more diverse and inclusive campus community:

  1. A publicly posted non-discrimination statement.

  2. A discrimination response protocol or committee (sometimes called a bias response team) to respond to and support those who have experienced or witnessed a bias incident, act of discrimination, or hate crime.

  3. Programs specifically designed to recruit students, academic staff (i.e., faculty members), and/or non-academic staff from underrepresented groups.

  4. Mentoring, counseling, peer support, academic support, or other programs designed specifically to support students, academic staff, and/or non-academic staff from underrepresented groups.

  5. Programs that specifically aim to support and prepare students from underrepresented groups for academic careers as faculty members (sometimes known as pipeline programs). Such programs could take any of the following forms:

    • Teaching fellowships or other programs to support terminal degree students from underrepresented groups in gaining teaching experience. (The terminal degree students may be enrolled at another institution.)
    • Financial and/or other support programs to prepare and encourage undergraduate or other non-terminal degree students from underrepresented groups to pursue further education and careers as academics.
    • Financial and/or other support programs for doctoral and postdoctoral students from underrepresented groups.

 


Applicability

This credit applies to all institutions.


Scoring

An institution earns the maximum of 3 points available for this credit for having all of the policies, programs and/or initiatives outlined above. Partial points are available as follows:

Criteria

Points available

Points earned

A. A publicly posted non-discrimination statement.

0.25

 

B. A discrimination response protocol or committee.

0.75

 

C. Programs specifically designed to recruit students, academic staff, and/or non-academic staff from underrepresented groups.

Students: 0.083 points

Academic staff: 0.083 points

Non-academic staff: 0.083 points

 

D. Mentoring, counseling, peer support, academic support, or other programs designed specifically to support students, academic staff, and/or non-academic staff from underrepresented groups.

Students: 0.25 points

Academic staff: 0.25 points

Non-academic staff: 0.25 points

 

E. Programs that specifically aim to support and prepare students from underrepresented groups for academic careers as faculty members.

1

 

Total points earned →

Up to 3

 


Measurement

Timeframe

Report on current program offerings and status at the time of submission.

Sampling and Data Standards

Not applicable.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.