Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 77.55
Liaison Jack Byrne
Submission Date June 9, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Middlebury College
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

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Complete 0.75 / 1.00 Jack Byrne
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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) :

In 2012, the College released a report on the progress and challenges of implementation of the 35 recommendations outlined in the 2006 Human Relations Report on Diversity. All sectors of the College (Student Life, Human Resources, Academic Administration, and other areas) were engaged to assess their diversity efforts, as per the HRC recommendations, but also asked them to report on initiatives that were above and beyond what the 2006 report recommended. In 2016 the Alliance for an Inclusive Middlebury was formed and this group is assessing the recommendations from the 2012 report that have not been addressed.

Has the institution assessed student diversity and educational equity?:

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

In 2013, the College administered the Diverse Learning Environments Survey (DLE) which captures student perceptions regarding the institutional climate, campus practices as experienced with faculty, staff, and peers, and student learning outcomes.

Has the institution assessed employee diversity and employment equity?:

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

A Report of Staff Diversity in 2005 examined the institution’s current state with regard to staff diversity by studying institutional systems, structures, policies, practices and espoused values vs. values-in-action. The initiative recommended improvements in those areas in order to increase the College’s ability to attract employees from underrepresented groups and provide an environment for them to thrive.

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:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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