Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 35.40
Liaison David Liebman
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Santa Rosa Junior College
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Genevieve Bertone
Director of Student Equity & Persistence
Student Equity
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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:

CCCCO mandates a three equity plan and SRJC evaluates equity gaps through a Student Survey conducted by the Office of Institutional Research (OIR) along with a Campus Climate Survey conducted by HR.
There was also a survey to assess the Diversity and Inclusion climate of the District. The survey audience were Classified Professionals, Faculty, Students, and Management.
Survey Benefits:
1. The survey was a great way for all Students, Faculty, Classified Professionals and Management to have their voices heard and to express their opinions in a confidential and anonymous manner.
2. This survey was a follow-up to the May 2018 Embracing a Culture of Inclusion-Building Community event and to the Fall 2018 PDA Panel, ‘A Conversation with our College Leaders.’
3. Results will aid in decisions around developing future trainings/programs/process improvements in the areas of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, thereby, facilitating the vision of the District.

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

Does the assessment process address student outcomes related to diversity, equity and success (e.g. graduation/success and retention rates for underrepresented groups)?:

Does the assessment process address employee outcomes related to diversity and equity (e.g. pay and retention rates for underrepresented groups)?:

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

The Office of Institutional Research (OIR) website looks at completion rates by ethnicity, gender, SES, Foster Youth/Veteran status, and sexual orientation.This assessment is done annually and data are included as part of SRJC’s annual Student Equity Plan. Specific activities, such as Student Success Coaching, Learning communities, heritage months, and strategic academic interventions are guided by this data. The Integrated Student Success Committee regularly reviews annual reports, institutional goals, and progress on equity gaps and success rates and discusses how to remove barriers at the institutional level, classroom, culture, and student experience.

Assessment results are promoted widely including OIR presentations at https://research.santarosa.edu/
The assessment data is the focus of the district-wide shared governance committees including the Integrated Student Success Committee, Institutional Planning Council, Equal Employment Opportunity Advisory Council, and President’s Consultation Council. Academic department and business processes are reviewed using assessment tools including potential changes in registration, payment, and class offerings.

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 Office of Institutional Research (OIR) presents SRJC Student Survey results to shared governance committees, and leader groups.

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:

The website URL where the report or summary is publicly posted:
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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