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Liaison Lindsey Kalkbrenner
Submission Date May 3, 2014
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Santa Clara University
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Jesse Bernal
Director
Office for Diversity and Inclusion
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Has the institution assessed diversity and equity in terms of campus climate?:
Yes

A brief description of the campus climate assessment(s) :

Santa Clara University has conducted several studies related to campus climate for students, some of which were completed as part of the Educational Effectiveness Review (EER) for re-accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

The University participates annually in the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area survey administered by the San Francisco Business Times. The survey was last administered in 2014 to all faculty and staff.

Faculty are surveyed every three years using the UCLA Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) survey, which contains some indicators related to campus climate and diversity.


Has the institution assessed student diversity and educational equity?:
Yes

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

Undergraduate students are surveyed annually via UCLA’s Freshman Survey (CIRP) on diversity and climate indicators. Data is made available to the community via the University’s website, is used in accreditation reports, and by the Office for Diversity and Inclusion.

An analysis of 2007 NSSE data comparing students of color with white students on selected questions has been compiled and compared with previous years. The University is participating in a study focusing on minority student engagement which will allow us to compare our students against benchmark institutions. We have also examined freshman and senior survey data on attitudes toward race/ethnicity. A study of campus climate involving the faculty was initiated in 2007 as preparation for the Educational Effectiveness Review. The study involved focus groups with forty randomly selected full-time faculty and separate interviews with a group of faculty of color.


Has the institution assessed employee diversity and employment equity?:
Yes

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

Santa Clara University has conducted several studies related to campus climate for students, some of which were completed as part of the Educational Effectiveness Review (EER) for re-accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

The University participates annually in the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area survey administered by the San Francisco Business Times. The survey was last administered in 2014 to all faculty and staff.

Faculty are surveyed every three years using the UCLA Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) survey, which contains some indicators related to campus climate and diversity.


Has the institution assessed diversity and equity in terms of governance and public engagement?:
Yes

A brief description of the governance and public engagement assessment(s):

Santa Clara University has conducted several studies related to campus climate for students, some of which were completed as part of the Educational Effectiveness Review (EER) for re-accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).


The website URL where information about the assessment(s) is available:

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