Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.21
Liaison Ann Drevno
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2020

STARS v2.2

Saint Mary's College of California
PA-6: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00
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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:

Every year our campus conducts a Campus Climate Survey and Undergraduate Student Experience Survey that includes questions about diversity, equity, and inclusion among other issues. The survey participants include students, staff and faculty.

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

Does the assessment process address student outcomes related to diversity, equity and success?:

Does the assessment process address employee outcomes related to diversity and equity?:

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

The most recent climate survey results show progress from 2008 to 2016 on certain indicators including but limited to improved shared governance policies, comfort in discussing racially sensitive issues, increased emphasis on creating an inclusive community. Indicators that show areas for improvement include but are not limited to a need for more support and services for campus diversity initiatives, dissatisfaction in workload, more support to help students bring about social change.
Full results can be found at the following webpage: https://www.stmarys-ca.edu/institutional-research/surveys/campus-climate-surveys

In the analysis of the data, the College, through the Cabinet members starting with the Provost, identifies the areas of greatest concern and identifies the area best suited to develop a solution. For example, the College Committee on Inclusive Excellence will review items relating to a welcome and comfortable work environment or classroom, experiences of perceived bias or discrimination, and access to resources. This Committee would develop a College intervention to begin to address these experiences or inform a broader strategic planning process. Other committees that might receive information include the President's Cabinet, the Council of Deans, the Campus Deans and Directors, Student Success Committee.

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:

The results are shared at All Staff Day, All Faculty Day and students are provided the results of the survey through informational meetings.

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 (upload):

Website URL where the diversity and equity assessment report or summary is publicly posted:
Website URL where information about the institution’s diversity and equity assessment efforts is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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