Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 75.93
Liaison Merry Rankin
Submission Date Aug. 30, 2013
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Iowa State University
PAE-7: Measuring Campus Diversity Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Merry Rankin
ISU Director of Sustainability
Facilities Planning & Management
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Has the institution assessed attitudes about diversity and equity on campus in a way that meets the criteria for this credit?:

A brief description of the assessment(s):

The University Life Survey assesses the living/working/learning environment at Iowa State University. The survey is administered by the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost. The overall goal of the University Life Survey is to improve the quality of university life for everyone at Iowa State University.

Respondents are asked specific questions about the recruitment of students, faculty and staff as well as university-wide efforts to support a positive learning and working environment. All respondents are asked to prioritize sub goals, with one of the options being to expand/nurture diversity. Respondents were also asked to indicate their level of agreement with the following statements:

Iowa State University Increases the Diversity of People, Ideas, and Cultures
Iowa State University Nurtures an Environment in Which Diversity Can Thrive

In the last survey diversity was identified as the number one university priority by underrepresented minorities and graduate students and the number four priority overall.

Year the assessment was last administered:

A brief description of how the results of the assessment(s) are used in shaping policy, programs, and initiatives:

Every two years, respondents share insights that will improve university policies and direct future institutional practices. Insights gained from the University Life Survey allow measurment on progress toward goals in the 2010-2015 Strategic Plan. Bi-annually, the President of Iowa State University reports survey results to the Board of Regents and uses participant feedback to assess needs and to implement future best practices.

The website URL where information about the assessment(s) is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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 or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.