Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Ursula Kroemer
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2023

STARS v2.2

San Diego City College
PA-6: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Michelle Rodriguez
Political Science Contract
Political Science
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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:

Student Equity Plan 2019 - 2022
San Diego City College has a Student Success Equity Workgroup consisting of administrators, faculty, classified professionals and students that coordinates and evaluates equity-focused programs. This body reports to the Student Success Initiatives Council (SSIC) at SDCC, which was created to facilitate and coordinate integration of categorical and campus-based initiatives including those, focused on equity related interventions.

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:

Our Student Equity Workgroup included research analysts, the Vice President of Student Services, faculty members, deans, classified managers, staff, and students. In March of 2019, a group of ten City College team members – Vice President of Student Services, Deans, Faculty, and Researchers - attended the University of Southern California (USC) Center for Urban Education (CUE) Institute to learn about the supported research methods for analyzing student and identifying disproportionately impacted student groups. The goal at San Diego City College is to continue the inquiry process to develop programs that meet the needs of historically disproportionately impacted student populations, including some not listed in the NOVA platform.

Metrics used includes: Transferred to a Four-Year Institution, Attained the Vision Goal Completion Definition, Completed Both Transfer-Level Math and English Within the District in the First Year, Retained from Fall to Spring at the Same College, Enrolled in the Same Community College

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:

San Diego City College developed Student Equity Plans intended to support the college's efforts in implementing high-impact activities to serve disproportionately impacted students. With equity initiatives underway, progress has already been made toward reducing and eliminating disproportionate impact. The following summary consists of six sections:
2019 Student Equity Goals: A summary of equity goals set in 2015 with a 2019 target date. Progress toward each goal is described, relying on data updated as of 2016.
2017-19 Student Equity Activities: A summary of activities to be funded to reduce disproportionate impact. Activities are linked to 2019 Student Equity Goals.
2014-15 Student Equity Expenditures: A summary of equity funds expended in 2014-15.
2015-16 Student Equity Expenditures: A summary of equity funds expended in 2015-16.
2016-17 Student Equity Expenditures: A summary of equity funds expended in 2016-17 (as of 10/04/17).
Assessment of Progress on 2014 Equity Plan: A summary of progress made toward achieving the goals set in the 2014 equity plan, though the institution now relies on the 2015 goals to guide planning.


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:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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