Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.78
Liaison Lisa Mitten
Submission Date March 8, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

State University of New York at New Paltz
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Tanhena Pacheco Dunn
Associate VP of HR
Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion
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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:

Research was collected through Institutional Research and listening sessions and focus groups were held to understand campus priorities around diversity, equity and inclusion. The link to the Diversity and Inclusion Plan document can be found at http://www.newpaltz.edu/diversity/
In addition, a 2011 LGBTQ Climate Assessment also appears on the website.


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:

Assessment revealed that we could do more to explore different strategies for recruitment of underrepresented students, to increase implicit bias awareness for interview processes for hiring employees, to increase cultural competency education for all levels of the institution, and to explore a campus climate assessment process.


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:

Reports on campus graduation and retention rates and student recruitment efforts are regularly shared throughout the academic year including on the admission website, President’s reports, State of the College addresses and reports or communications from VP for Academic Affairs and VP for Enrollment Management.


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:
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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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