Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 72.78
Liaison Brandon Trelstad
Submission Date April 30, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Oregon State University
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

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Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Brandon Trelstad
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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, a self-study team reviewed literature, considered best/promising practices nation-wide, and engaged in discussions with over 400 members of the university community to determine what is working well and where there are areas for improvement in campus diversity culture. One of the findings was that the university needs to develop a longitudinal university-wide climate assessment program that includes regular collection of data and the implementation of strategies to address the findings. The full report is available online, link below.

In response to these findings, OSU launched the first annual Campus Climate Survey in early calendar year 2014.

Has the institution assessed student diversity and educational equity?:

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

OSU has measured enrollment, retention and graduation rates by gender, ethnicity, and residency for well over a decade and compared them to Oregon and national averages. A detailed analysis was conducted in 2013 and charted a path forward and set new diversity-related objectives. http://oregonstate.edu/oei/sites/default/files/defining_the_path_forward.pdf

Has the institution assessed employee diversity and employment equity?:

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

Qualitative aspects of employee diversity are included in the self-study, mentioned above.
As an affirmative action employer, OSU assess employee diversity and employment equity annually, by job groups. Employment rates for women and people of color are compared to qualifying populations of geographic relevance.

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):

Diversity of participants of the OSU Division of Outreach and Engagement are tracked, and increasing diversity is a priority for the division. Additionally, since the self-study was inclusive of every part of OSU, it contained measurements and objectives for public engagement-related divisions of OSU.

The Faculty Senate Diversity Council addresses opportunities in governance and leadership via a diversity and equity lens.

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

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