|Submission Date||Oct. 11, 2019|
Southern New Hampshire University
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity
|0.25 / 1.00|
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:
SNHU assessed the current state that the University was in during 2018 keeping the goal to develop a strategic plan for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
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:
"From a mission standpoint, we only deliver on our mission when we are willing to examine and reconstruct the aspects of the student experience which present barriers to diverse students and their success. There is evidence that learner outcomes improve when structural barriers to their success are removed, but also when they see themselves reflected in a university who serves them." This assessment aimed to analyze the components that made it difficult for the diversity of students' success. The results are being used in the shaping and pruning of programs and initiatives to fully capitalize on the students' success.
(Quote from Jada Hebra via http://blogging.snhu.edu/academics/2019/01/22/honoring-diversity-equity-and-inclusion/)
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:
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:
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