Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.14
Liaison Jessa Gagne
Submission Date April 22, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Stonehill College
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Liza Talusan
Director of Intercultural Affairs
Intercultural Affairs
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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) :

We have completed a few in-house campus climate assessments, with the most recent informing the work of the Presidential Diversity Task Force. This document, as a result of the campus climate survey, has driven institutional planning and diversity related initiatives.

Has the institution assessed student diversity and educational equity?:

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

We have addressed student diversity but have not fully addressed educational equity. In a number of ways, we have looked at both numerical representation and also campus climate and sense of belonging within the student population.

Has the institution assessed employee diversity and employment equity?:

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

Approximately two years ago, Stonehill added features within the application process to better track racial and ethnic diversity. However, there has not been a formal climate survey of faculty or staff of color, primarily because the sample size is too small to address anonymity and protection of identity in responses. Within the Diversity Task Force Plan, there are many layers of steps to address employee diversity, however these have yet to be fully implemented since the plan launched in 2013.

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):

This was done through a class project, however the results were not favorable to Stonehill. The results revealed that people at Stonehill held deep-rooted stereotypes about our local neighboring community that were impacted by race and class. However, because of this assessment, a number of different strategies and changes have been made to reduce bias and stereotyping and privilege the assets of the community.

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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