Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.99
Liaison Megan Butler
Submission Date July 18, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Macalester College
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 1.00 Karla Benson Rutten
Lealtad-Suzuki Center, Department of Multicultural Life
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Has the institution assessed diversity and equity in terms of campus climate?:

A brief description of the campus climate assessment(s) :

Every year, Macalester College assesses its campus diversity culture through surveys given to graduating senior students. The surveys are meant to assess their overall experience at Macalester College. Several questions are asked and among those questions are those related specifically to diversity culture. For example, they are asked to evaluate their overall satisfaction with the College’s ethnic and racial diversity, climate for minority students etc.

Has the institution assessed student diversity and educational equity?:

A brief description of the student diversity and educational equity assessment(s):

As well as having a high percentage of international students on campus, more effort through the Department of Multicultural Life, student organizations, and admissions is focused on encouraging american students of colors to apply.

Has the institution assessed employee diversity and employment equity?:

A brief description of the employee diversity and employment equity assessment(s):

Macalester continually monitors and adjusts it’s approach to maintain our commitment to our mission of being a preeminent liberal arts college with an educational program known for its high standards for scholarship and its special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. Specific efforts include monitoring and addressing hiring opportunities that would enable the college to employ a staff and faculty that is reflective of our student body. Additionally, Macalester promotes and nurtures a culture of acceptance related to diversity through on-campus programing, education and academic curriculum. The means for assessing need and outcomes include survey’s, employment metrics and maintaining a culture of expression and understanding.

+ Date Revised: Nov. 20, 2014

Has the institution assessed diversity and equity in terms of governance and public engagement?:

A brief description of the governance and public engagement assessment(s):

The website URL where information about the assessment(s) is available:
not applicable
+ Date Revised: Nov. 20, 2014

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.