Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Michelle Rodriguez
Submission Date Jan. 25, 2023

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Michelle Rodriguez
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:

Mesa College Committee for Diversity Action, Inclusion & Equity framework contains diagrams of members, vision, goals, organizational subcommittee, marketing, services & events, governance foundation & future, and working list of objectives.
One example of the College’s focus on equity and excellence is the development of a Crosswalk for Institutional Equity, an organizing tool to assess an initiative’s impact on student success. Once complete, the crosswalk will aid educational leaders in identifying which student success measures are being supported through programming, which may be under-supported, and finally, which signature programs are directly supporting equitable outcomes.

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:

Review of Educational Master Plan (EMP) findings with implications for review of current Mission, Vision, Values, and Goals, and crosswalk of current findings with goals and objectives.
A recent application of this crosswalk revealed equity gaps in applicants to Mesa’s Scholarship program, award recipients, and the average size of the amount awarded. As a result, the program is now taking steps to equitize program outcomes.

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:

Assessment results are collected and distributed through an article format in collaboration with the Center for Urban Education (CUE).
More information:
Mesa College’s partnership with CUE has established a foundation for equity and excellence. Through our partnership, Mesa has institutionalized an innovative equity-centered focus and embed equity-minded policies, structures, and practices across the college. CUE has helped us frame our
work and assess and respond to existing equity gaps. Our work has sparked discussions, leading to difficult conversations across the campus.
CUE continues to assist us with defining equity, program assessment, cross walking our plans and equity, offering professional learning and support with conducting inquiry. Our emphasis has been on the following:
1) Change Agents – a group of faculty and staff who examined routine college practices such as teaching and assessment and placement, and who met monthly to share their findings
2) Analysis of Six Equity Efforts - conducted an expansive assessment of six current equity initiatives (SSSP, Student Equity, Title V, Basic Skills, Title III and Strong Workforce) identifying areas of intersection, evaluating allocation of resources based on goals and assessing, defining equity and
assessing the equity focus of each initiative
3) Equity Scorecard for Mathematics

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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