Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.14
Liaison Andrew Predmore
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Indiana University Bloomington
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Vicki Roberts
Associate Vice President
Office of Academic Support and 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?:

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

The IU Diversity Assessment will serve as a baseline measurement for Indiana University in diversity achievement and progress over the last five years for each campus. The goal of the IU Diversity Assessment is to strengthen our efforts for strategic planning university-wide.

Reports for each campus evaluate:
All diversity, inclusion, and inclusive excellence efforts and programs
Retention, graduation, and student success initiatives
The organizational capacity, effectiveness, and impact of OVPDEMA

An outside consultant, Halualani and Associates, is conducting the assessment to ensure an objective and comprehensive evaluation. The assessment took place between December 2015 and January 2017.

The assessment included:

1.) a thorough assessment of all diversity, inclusion, and inclusive excellence efforts and programs via diversity mappings across seven campuses;
2.) a thorough assessment of retention-graduation/student success initiatives and efforts via retention-graduation mappings across seven campuses;
3.) a diversity benchmarking through the Atlas database which enables a comparative ranking of Indiana University across comparable peers/universities/systems in terms of specific diversity, inclusion, and inclusive excellence areas; and
an evaluation of the organizational capacity, effectiveness, and impact of the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs.

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:

On the Indiana University Bloomington campus, there have been 1966 diversity efforts over the last five years. 95% of these efforts were centrally focused on diversity, and 99% of these efforts were in the 2nd order (action) stage. 86% of the efforts were focused on specific group aspects (Latino/a students, female students, African American faculty), while 14% focused on diversity in general. The majority of the efforts (76%) were IU program driven, 18% were student-initiated, and 6% were university (system) wide.

All main divisions participated in these efforts, with Faculty & Academic Affairs as the leader. 26% of the diversity efforts were collaborations (503), with four being the average number of divisions, programs, or units working together on each effort.

The diversity-related events were found to top out at the higher DELTA levels (level 4 - advanced analysis - 61%, level 5 - evaluation critique of power differences 23%). A key recommendation is to more frequently engage higher DELTA levels (6-social agency/action, and 7-innovative problem-solving).

Other recommendations are for IU Bloomington to adopt a formal diversity strategy, to conduct campus climate surveys every two years, a continued emphasis on retention-graduation efforts for diverse groups, a targeted focus on diversifying faculty, and a university-wide alignment on diversity strategic goals.



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:

A number of events were held to discuss the process and later, the results, findings, and recommendations. These were open to all and were widely attended. Summaries were also publicized in the Indiana Daily Student (student newspaper) and other outlets. Results are available online.

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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