Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.64
Liaison Rachael Wein
Submission Date March 3, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Smith College
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Dwight Hamilton
Vice President for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity
Office for Inclusion, Diversity, and 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?:
Yes

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

The Pathways Campus Climate Survey was developed in February, 2016 by community focus groups. It is a tool to assess the college’s campus climate. Campus climate is a construct that is defined as the “current attitudes, behavior and standards of employees and students of an institution” (Rankin & Reason, 2008).

The survey was launched in October, 2016, and was made available to students, faculty, and staff. It includes both quantitative and qualitative data points. The results are being compiled and will be available in April, 2017. An action plan will be developed based on the results, starting in May, 2017.


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?:
Yes

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

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

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

Compiling of the results is still underway. Results will be available in April, 2017, and an action planning process will begin then.


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:

The results will be shared with the campus community through written reports and community events in April, 2017.


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:
The website URL where the report or summary is publicly posted:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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