Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 31.69
Liaison Sally Hopley
Submission Date Aug. 30, 2021

STARS v2.2

Metropolitan Community College
PA-6: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 1.00 Sally Hopley
Coordinator of Sustainable Practices
Campus Planning and Sustainability
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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?:
No

A brief description of the assessment process and the framework, scorecard(s) and/or tool(s) used:

The College regularly looks at completion rates by race and gender. The basis of our Path Forward work (which began in 2020) is focused on improving outcomes for all students.

In April 2016, the Personal Assessment of the College Environment (PACE) survey was administered to 807 employees at MCC. Of those 807 employees, 514 (63.7%) completed and returned the instrument for analysis. The responses indicated that "The extent to which the institution effectively promotes diversity in the workplace. #5 (4.031).

The College planned to complete the PACE survey in 2020, but could not because of COVID. The PACE survey is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2021.
The College also recently (2020) launched the Path Forward Initiative, which looks at graduation and retention rates across multiple categories, including race and gender. The Path Forward Initiative is focused on improving outcomes for all of out students, but particularly those who have had historically lower rates of completion, our students of color. https://mccnetmccneb.sharepoint.com/sites/PathForward2

https://www.mccneb.edu/About-MCC-Nebraska/About-MCC/MCC-Institutional-Research


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:

Recent KPIs show that our underrepresented students have lower completion rates. Path Forward is a multi-year journey to recalibrate our systems to make success the default for our students. This is a journey to develop systems that work and bring them to scale so all students thrive- not just those in special cohorts. The Path Forward initiative is looking at all elements of the student journey to help the student reach their academic goals.

The responses from the PACE survey indicated that "The extent to which the institution effectively promotes diversity in the workplace. #5 (4.031). The responses from the survey are being used to ensure that all staff, employees, and students feel they are part of an inclusive community at MCC.


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:

The completed and summarized response is sent to all faculty and staff via email, and the results are posted to our publicly accessible webpage.


Are the results (or a summary of the results) of the most recent structured diversity and equity assessment publicly posted?:
Yes

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:
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Majority of Information provided by Associate Vice President for Equity & Diversity in February 2018. Other information taken from the April 2016 Pace Report and the internal Path Forward webpage.

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