Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 26.15
Liaison Hector Davis
Submission Date June 26, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Tarleton State University
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 1.00 Lora Helvie-Mason
Department of Diversity & Inclusion
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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) :

Tarleton State University assesses diversity and equity through a administration of the Diverse Learning Environments Survey (last completed in Spring 2017). This survey captures students perceptions regarding the institutional climate, campus practices as experienced with faculty, staff and peers, and student learning outcomes. Diverse student populations are at the center of the survey, and the instrument is based on studies of diverse student bodies and the complexity of issues that range from student mobility to intergroup relations.

Has the institution assessed student diversity and educational equity?:

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

Additional information about diversity and equity was obtained through a qualitative follow up to the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) being conducted by Dr. Haynes (Tarleton), Dr. Wallace (Tarleton), and Dr. Helvie-Mason (Tarleton) in 2015. This survey was conducted to better understand issues of diversity, access, and equity on our campus. (The NSSE assessment is conducted annually) This qualitative data which has been compiled has provided additional information about our students' perspectives on diversity programming.

Has the institution assessed employee diversity and employment equity?:

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

Human Resources coordinated an Employee Engagement Survey in March of 2015. Among other topics, the survey addressed the extent to which employees feel that individual differences including ethnicity, age and lifestyle, may result in alienation and/or missed opportunities for learning or advancement, as well as an area concerning perceptions of fairness and equity related to diversity.

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):

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

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