Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.91
Liaison Debbie Andres
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

San Jose State University
PA-6: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Craig John Alimo
Diversity and Inclusion Trainer / Educator
Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
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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?:
Yes

A brief description of the assessment process and the framework, scorecard(s) and/or tool(s) used:

We initiated a study process that started in the spring of 2019. We put out an RFP to contract a consultant to assist us with this process. We hired Rankin and Associates. A website is currently being built that is documenting our current process here: http://www.sjsu.edu/belong

We have run approximately 23 Focus Groups during October 2019 with approximately 125 participants from faculty, staff and students. We will be launching the “belong@SJSU” on Feb 25, 2020 and running it through the beginning of spring break. Data will be analysed over the summer. The consultants come back in September 2020 to do a report out to the campus community (which will be the first time ANYBODY sees any data) in a public forum.

http://www.sjsu.edu/belong/docs/SJSU_Climate_Project_Presentation.pdf for more details on the frams and outcomes.

The institution initiated a campus climate for inclusive study that occurred in 2015. The results of that work can been seen here: http://iea.sjsu.edu/Surveys/projects/campusclimate/index.php


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?:
Yes

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

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

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

See the Diversity action Plan from the WASC report 2015 page here (http://www.sjsu.edu/wasc/portfolio2017/appendices/4.6%20Diversity%20Action%20Plan%20Progress%20Report%202015.pdf) , as well as the 2017 update to the 2015 update. The updates will be on the sjsu.edu/belong webpage.

http://iea.sjsu.edu/Surveys/projects/campusclimate/index.php


Are the results of the most recent structured diversity and equity assessment shared with the campus community?:
Yes

A brief description of how the assessment results are shared with the campus community:

Updates of the 2020 campus climate survey will be published here: https://www.sjsu.edu/diversity/belong/about/index.html

The 2015 process included other institutional forums, such as December 7th 2015 forum assessment efforts from prior years are also on this website: http://iea.sjsu.edu/Surveys/projects/campusclimate/index.php click on the “archived reports” tab


Are the results (or a summary of the results) of the most recent structured diversity and equity assessment publicly posted?:
Yes

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:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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