Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 31.76
Liaison Jonathan Ehrlich
Submission Date Dec. 17, 2019

STARS v2.2

United World College-USA
PA-6: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.63 / 1.00 Todd Austin
Special Assistant for Strategic Initiatives
President's Office
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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:

An anonymous online survey was distributed to all students, faculty, and staff in the Fall of 2019 to collect demographic information. The survey included questions about citizenship, ethnicity, gender identification, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, formal educational level attained by parents, status (internal migrant, refugee, or member of persecuted minority), impressions of the school, and a question about other demographic information that should be collected in the future.

There was also a working group during 2017--2019 which solicited input from students and employees related to cultural climate, diversity, equity and inclusion. These recommendations were discussed by the faculty and reviewed by employees and submitted as part of our Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS) accreditation. The ISAS team subsequently visited campus with a focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and made recommendations for follow up. We are now in the process of reconstituting a student-employee-alumni DEI working group.


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?:
No

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:

The assessment findings are reviewed by the Program Leadership Team which utilizes the information to shape program offerings; the Strategic Leadership Team incorporates the recommendations to assist in policy and initiative direction and implementation. We also use the information to assist with professional development.


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:

Through meetings, forum presentations, faculty and employee meetings, and email.


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):
Website URL where the diversity and equity assessment report or summary is publicly posted:
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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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