Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.76
Liaison James Speer
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Indiana State University
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Elonda Ervin
University Diversity Officer
Office of Diversity
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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?:
Yes

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

During the 2017-2018 plan year, the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, in conjunction with the Office of Human Resources, emphasized increased recruitment effort, advertising, and training for search committees in these particular areas (associate VP, full professors, instructors lecturers, other educators, student service professionals, IT professionals, engineering professionals, administrative support workers) with the overall institutional goal of an increase in the diversity of applicant pools.

The Council on Inclusive Excellence compiles an annual report for diversity among students and employees. Information such as employee/student ethnicity/minority status/ability level/etc. and employee/student complaints were included as ways to state whether or not goals were met. 


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?:
Yes

Does the assessment process address student outcomes related to diversity, equity and success (e.g. graduation/success and retention rates for underrepresented groups)?:
Yes

Does the assessment process address employee outcomes related to diversity and equity (e.g. pay and retention rates for underrepresented groups)?:
Yes

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

The report is presented to the Board of Trustees and recommendations for following years are provided. The Council on Inclusive Excellence continues to try and implement the recommendations. 


Are the results of the most recent structured diversity and equity assessment shared with the campus community?:
Yes

A brief description of how the assessment results are shared with the campus community:

The report is linked on the annual reports page for Indiana State University.


Are the results (or a summary of the results) of the most recent structured diversity and equity assessment publicly posted?:
Yes

The diversity and equity assessment report or summary:
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The website URL where the report or summary is publicly posted:
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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