Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.84
Liaison Adrienne Schwarte
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Maryville College
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Adrienne Schwarte
Associate Professor of Design, Coordinator of Sustainability Studies Minor
Fine Arts & Sustainability Studies
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Has the institution assessed diversity and equity in terms of campus climate?:
Yes

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

The Student Development office administrated a campus climate survey that assessed diversity and equity among students, faculty, and staff in 2013.


Has the institution assessed student diversity and educational equity?:
Yes

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

The Student Development office administrated a campus climate survey that assessed diversity, equity, and recruitment and enrollment among students, faculty, and staff in 2013 and 2015. This survey took into account race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and other aspects that evaluated the campus climate.


Has the institution assessed employee diversity and employment equity?:
Yes

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

The Student Development office administrated a campus climate survey that assessed diversity and equity among students, faculty, and staff in 2013 and 2015. There are currently Asians, African Americans, Latinos, workers identified by two or more races, American Indians, and Pacific Islanders employed at the college. Employees are asked fill out a form from the department of education that asks questions about race and ethnicity in order to gather this information. All information related to diversity is voluntarily given by the employees. There are also currently 160 males and 265 females employed by Maryville College.


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

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

The committee on directors evaluates race, gender, geography, religion, and profession when seeking out potential board members. The committee is annually looking at the diversity on the board in order to find best fit of members and ensure that the Board of Directors remains diverse.

One of the three themes of our strategic plan is "in partnership with others" and our mission statement specifically references reaching "all peoples." Therefore, the campus community is strongly encouraged to seek diversity in public engagement. An example of this is with the Bonner and Bradford scholars, they do a lot of community based service to diverse areas such as the MLK Foundation, local non-profits, and economically disadvantaged groups.


The website URL where information about the assessment(s) is available:
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