Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.85
Liaison Geory Kurtzhals
Submission Date Jan. 10, 2020
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Todd Bryson
Assistant Director
University Housing-SIUC
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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 Chancellor’s Diversity Council conducted listening sessions in the spring of 2017 for students, faculty and staff in preparation for creating the Diversity Plan.
A Campus Climate Survey for students was conducted in April 2019.
The EAB Campus Climate Survey was developed by the Education Advisory Board (EAB), a best practice research firm located in Washington, DC. EAB designed the EAB Campus Climate Survey to assist members with the significant challenge of collecting systematic information about students’ experiences, attitudes, and behaviors with respect to diversity, inclusion, and sexual violence on campus. This information is critical to creating an inclusive campus environment, tailoring policies and programming, and improving campus response to discrimination and harassment.
The EAB Campus Climate Survey uses the survey platform SurveyGizmo. The survey data is password protected and accessible only to members of the EAB climate survey research team. The survey data is downloaded from the SurveyGizmo platform to the EAB server, is stored in password protected and encrypted file folders. Only members of the EAB climate survey research team have access to the survey data file folders.
The assessment addresses campus climate by engaging stakeholders (students) to access the attitudes, perceptions and behaviors of faculty, staff, administrators and students.
The EAB Campus Climate Survey consists of a survey basics module and two topic-specific core survey modules. The survey structure has been customized for SIU Carbondale. The survey employs skip logic that creates a custom path through the survey that varies based on a respondent’s answers. The selected survey modules are described below.
Survey Basics Module: This module captures respondents’ demographic data and general perceptions of campus climate. This section consists of 19 questions.
Core Module: This core module captures respondents’ perceptions of diversity and inclusion on campus, the reach of diversity programs, activities and support services, and experiences with harassment and discrimination. This module asks if the respondent told someone about an incident of harassment and discrimination, why or why not, and how the individual or institution responded. Finally, the module captures information about bystander behaviors. This section consists of 21 questions.
Optional Module: This optional module captures respondents’ experiences with peers from diverse backgrounds. This section consists of 6 questions.
A Campus Climate Survey for faculty and staff will be conducted in the fall of 2019. The results of the survey, available in spring 2020, will be shared with the SIU Carbondale chancellor along with other campus stakeholders. At that point the results will be posted on the Office of Diversity’s website.
The results of the surveys will be addressed by the Chancellor’s Diversity Council with adjustments to be made to the Diversity Plan as indicated by the surveys.
Conducting the surveys for the students and for faculty and staff on alternate years allows SIU Carbondale to establish a routine of conducting Campus Climate Surveys bi-annually for each of the groups.


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)?:
No

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

Findings will be made available per Chancellor's review and approval.


Are the results of the most recent structured diversity and equity assessment shared with the campus community?:
No

A brief description of how the assessment results are shared with the campus community:
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Are the results (or a summary of the results) of the most recent structured diversity and equity assessment publicly posted?:
No

The diversity and equity assessment report or summary:
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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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