|Submission Date||Feb. 26, 2021|
PA-6: Assessing Diversity and Equity
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Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity
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:
Lehigh instituted the HEDS (Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium) Diversity & Equity Campus Climate Survey in April 2020. This survey was sent to all undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and staff via email.
The HEDS Diversity and Equity Campus Climate Survey asks students, faculty, staff, and administrators about their:
• Perceptions of their institution’s climate
• Perceptions of how their institution supports diversity and equity
• Experiences with discrimination and harassment at their institution
Data was collected over a three week period, and anonymized results were sent to the Office of Institutional Research and Strategic Analytics
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?:
Does the assessment process address student outcomes related to diversity, equity and success?:
Does the assessment process address employee outcomes related to diversity and equity?:
A brief description of the most recent assessment findings and how the results are used in shaping policy, programs, and initiatives:
• Overall campus climate: 76% of undergraduate students, 78% of graduate students, 66% of faculty, and 78% of staff/administrators are generally to very satisfied with the overall campus climate at Lehigh.
• Diversity: 53% of undergraduate students, 67% of graduate students, 51% of faculty, and 71% of staff/administrators are generally to very satisfied with the campus experience/environment regarding diversity at Lehigh.
• Sense of community: 69% of undergraduate students, 68% of graduate students, 63% of faculty, and 72% of staff/administrators are generally to very satisfied with the extent to which they experience a sense of belonging or community at Lehigh.
• All belonging: 47% of undergraduate students, 60% of graduate students, 40% of faculty, and 55% of staff/administrators are generally to very satisfied with the extent to which they feel all community members experience a sense of belonging or community at Lehigh.
The Office of Diversity, Inclusion & Equity, under the direction of the Vice President for Equity & Community, is using these results to help shape programming for the upcoming year to focus on key indicators. These will include opportunities to discuss these results so that campus community members can take into account the attitudes of other community members to better recognize their own implicit biases and work to overcome those. The results are also being used to shape action steps for both the plan to become an antiracist institution and the action steps to support the five year Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Plan.
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 summary of results is posted publicly for anyone to view, and full results are shared for those with university credentials to access. An announcement to the campus community was sent via email, along with the summary results and links to both the summary and the full results on the website for ease of access.
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 (upload):
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:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
The above data was not impacted by COVID-19 and therefore is representative of a normal year.
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.