Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 34.83
Liaison Katie Wall
Submission Date March 24, 2022

STARS v2.2

Lees-McRae College
PA-6: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.88 / 1.00 Charles Gibson
Chief Diversity Officer
Office of the President
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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:

Lees-McRae's LUMINOSITY: The Lees-McRae College Belonging & Inclusion Survey was developed by the Office for Inclusive Excellence and the Office of Institutional Research.The Chief Diverisity Officer (CDO) received approval from Harvard University to use its Pulse Belonging Survey Instrument as the foundation for the LUMINOSITY Survey. The CDO then worked with the Director for Institutional Research to structure the survey in a manner appropriate for and consistent with institutional context. The survey was administered to the entire campus community in February 2022. IPEDS and admissions data (student assessment), and HR data (faculty and staff assessment) are used.

Administered the first college-wide inclusion and belonging survey. CDO worked with our exceptional Director of Institutional Research, Taylor Barry, to administer this survey, known as LUMINOSITY: The Inclusion & Belonging Survey at Lees-McRae College. Results were available during the last week of February and will be shared on the Office of Inclusive Excellence webpage soon. We hope more members of the community will participate in the survey over time.


Does the assessment process address campus climate by engaging stakeholders to assess the attitudes, perceptions and behaviors of employees and students, including the experiences of underrepresented groups?:
Yes

Does the assessment process address student outcomes related to diversity, equity and success?:
Yes

Does the assessment process address employee outcomes related to diversity and equity?:
Yes

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

Findings from the pilot indicate data should be collected over time to observe change. We learned there is greater sexual and gender diversity than previously thought--and that incentives will likely need to be provided to increase survey participation.


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:

Results have not yet been shared with the community--but will be available prior to the end of the academic year.

DEI website is forthcoming. This information will be shared on the website. Until the website becomes live, executive summaries will be provided via the DEI office monthly newsletter.


Are the results (or a summary of the results) of the most recent structured diversity and equity assessment publicly posted?:
No

The diversity and equity assessment report or summary (upload):
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Website URL where the diversity and equity assessment report or summary is publicly posted:
Website URL where information about the institution’s diversity and equity assessment efforts is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Summary of results coming soon on new website for DEI.

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