Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 63.22
Liaison Jorden Dye
Submission Date Oct. 17, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Mount Royal University
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Kaylene McTavish
Coordinator of New Student Orientation
Enrolment services
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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 2017, Mount Royal University worked with the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) to survey employees about demographic background and perceptions of inclusion on campus. These results were shared at ULG and other groups on campus.

Mount Royal has also added custom questions to the Canadian University Survey Consortium (CUSC) surveys for students asking to what extent they agree with the statement "MRU is a respectful and inclusive place for someone like me". This had been in surveys since Winter 2016.

In 2015, the Office of Diversity and Human Rights Services reached out to employees and students on behalf of the Diversity and Meaningful Inclusion Working Group to get feedback regarding Access, Climate, Learning, and Capacity.

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:

The respondents were asked about access, climate, learning and capacity at Mount Royal. Several suggestions were provided as part of the focus groups. Many communication channels were modified based on these findings.

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:

Directors at all levels share the information with their staff.

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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