Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 27.64
Liaison Jennifer McLaughlin
Submission Date March 31, 2016
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STARS v2.0

South Dakota State University
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Jennifer McLaughlin
Sustainability Intern
Facilities and Services
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Has the institution assessed diversity and equity in terms of campus climate?:

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

The Campus Climate Survey’s purpose was to gather data about our institutional climate, inclusion, and work-life issues to better assess the learning, living, and working environment for students, faculty, professional and civil service staff. SDSU consulted with Rankin & Associates and the survey was administered to all students and employees October thru November 2013. The results are still being analyzed. Final results will identify action steps and areas to focus on for SDSU.

Has the institution assessed student diversity and educational equity?:

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

Retention data is collected and observed, but the information is dependent on students’ willingness to self-identify. Data is collected as part of enrollment confirmation. The data is used to help scale a response to student needs. Similarly, it helps SDSU realize when there is a significant number of students identifying with an ethnicity. SDSU then examines how to serve them more directly.

Has the institution assessed employee diversity and employment equity?:

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

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

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

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

Information covers 3 years of data.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.