Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.89
Liaison Ann Drevno
Submission Date Jan. 25, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Saint Mary's College of California
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 1.00 Jane Camarillo
Vice Provost for Student Life
Student Life
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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) :

Campus Climate Surveys are administered every two years to all students, faculty and staff. The results are shared with the campus community via presentations (e.g., to Staff Council and Faculty Senate committees) as well as posted online in comprehensive data tables and statistics related to diversity and educational equity. The most recent (2014) data tables and survey results can be found at:


In addition to Campus Climate Surveys, The Path to Inclusion, a report published by the College Committee on Inclusive Excellence (CCIE), can be found at the following website:


Has the institution assessed student diversity and educational equity?:

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

The College surveys students using a variety of tools:
NSSE (National survey on student engagement)
CIRP - The Freshman Survey (TFS, administered to all incoming freshmen each fall), the Your First College Year (YFCY, administered to all freshmen upon completion of the first year) and the College Senior Survey (CSS, administered to all graduating seniors in the spring term)
ACUHO-EBI (all residential students)
Campus Climate Survey
Customized surveys for SMC, such as our New Incoming Freshman and Graduating Senior surveys

Results drawn from these survey instruments are shared with the Student Success Committee and with the Committee on Inclusive Excellence in addition to the appropriate offices (e.g. Residential Experience) to identify gaps or areas of strength and address policy, practice or programming.

Has the institution assessed employee diversity and employment equity?:

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

Based on results from the past six Campus Climate surveys (2006-2014), specific programs were developed for faculty and staff, such as the Campus of Difference program.


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:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.