Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.48
Liaison Nico Strabac
Submission Date Jan. 22, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Mohawk College
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 1.00 Kayla LaChance
Sustainability Programs and Services Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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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?:

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

In the 2015/2016 academic year, Mohawk College conducted the "Building and Inclusive Environment at Mohawk College" survey to all staff, faculty and students. This survey was conducted to assess diversity, equity and inclusion at Mohawk College. It includes questions on demographics, culture, the promotion of inclusivity of diverse groups, the importance of diversity student groups and clubs and awareness of social inclusion and diversity events.

Does the assessment process address campus climate by engaging stakeholders to assess the attitudes, perceptions and behaviors of faculty, staff, administrators and students, including the experiences of underrepresented groups?:

Does the assessment process address student outcomes related to diversity, equity and success (e.g. graduation/success and retention rates for underrepresented groups)?:

Does the assessment process address employee outcomes related to diversity and equity (e.g. pay and retention rates for underrepresented groups)?:

A brief description of the most recent assessment findings and how the results are used in shaping policy, programs and initiatives:

Results from the survey are used to enhance current programs and initiatives on campus and determine where new programs and initiatives need to be created. Mohawk College is committed to developing a more diverse college and providing more safe spaces for employees and students. Since the survey, there have been more professional development opportunities and training for staff on diversity, inclusion, violence in the workplace, mental health and much more. As well, Mohawk College now administers an in depth student entrance survey that assess the demographics of incoming students and their attitudes towards inclusion and diversity.

412 employees and students took the Diversity & Inclusivity Environment at Mohawk College survey. From the survey results it was found that over 70% of employees and students felt very welcome at Mohawk College. 71% of employees and students stated that having a range of student groups/clubs and events that reflect the diversity of the Mohawk community is very important to them. 70% agreed that the College was meeting the diverse interested and needs of the community at Mohawk. 58% of employees felt that they have the knowledge, skills and tools to welcome and serve the diversity of the students at the college. 41% of students said that they felt accepted at the college, 15% said they felt supported and 20% felt appreciated. When staff were asked if diversity is something they discuss in the workplace, 37% said sometimes, 26% said often and 15.8% said always. However, 13.9% said rarely and 6% said never.

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:

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:

The website URL where the report or summary is publicly posted:

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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