Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.01
Liaison Rebecca Walker
Submission Date April 13, 2022

STARS v2.2

Southern Oregon University
PA-6: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 1.00 Rebecca Walker
Sustainability Manager
Facilities, Management, Sustainability and Planning
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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:

Southern Oregon University contracted with Skyfactor Benchworks (Skyfactor) to administer the 2020 Campus Climate, Safety and Sexual Assault survey. The SOU Office of Equity and Diversity sent an email invitation with a link to complete the survey in February 2020 to roughly 800 faculty/staff employees and 4,000 students. Skyfactor provided a proprietary survey instrument consisting of scaled questions that measure agreement with statements related to equity, diversity and inclusion. Using validated analytical and benchmarking methods, Skyfactor delivered summary data, peer comparisons, and performance evaluation.


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

Does the assessment process address student outcomes related to diversity, equity and success?:
Yes

Does the assessment process address employee outcomes related to diversity and equity?:
Yes

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

2020 Survey conducted and data determined invalid given low response rate (9%) and vendor- definitions of respondent descriptions inconsistency with campus definitions. For this reason, the report was not made public.

2020 Survey conducted and data determined invalid. Vendor- definitions of respondent descriptions inconsistency with campus definitions. Subject to finalizing discussions and vendor selection, we intend to launch a new survey in the 2022 spring quarter.

The previous survey is publicly available
https://inside.sou.edu/assets/studentlife/diversity/2017_SOU_Campus_Climate_Survey_Report_2.pdf


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 (upload):
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Website URL where the diversity and equity assessment report or summary is publicly posted:
Website URL where information about the institution’s diversity and equity assessment efforts is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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