Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 43.00
Liaison Sandra Caeiro
Submission Date April 5, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Universidade Aberta
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00
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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:

The Open University was the coordinating institution of the ISOLearn project - Innovation and Social Learning for Higher Education Institutions, a project of Strategic Partnerships under the ERASMUS + Program of the European Commission.
The framework and the tools used for this assessment were the ICT-based Social Learning Handbook, which presents the main methods and techniques for promoting the inclusion of people with Visual and Hearing in Higher Education in the European Union, and the methodology for the evaluation and promotion of inclusion in Higher Education, entitled "ISOLearn Quality Standard - Assessment Methodology".


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)?:
No

Does the assessment process address employee outcomes related to diversity and equity (e.g. pay and retention rates for underrepresented groups)?:
No

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

Among the main outputs of this project are the studies of Desk Research and Needs and Gaps Analysis made for Portugal, Italy, and Sweden, in addition to the respective site and social media, which has a special version for Portugal entitled "Study on the Higher Education for people with visual and hearing disabilities in Portugal ", but also the ICT-based Social Learning Handbook and the methodology for the evaluation and promotion of inclusion in Higher Education, entitled "ISOLearn Quality Standard - Assessment Methodology".


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:

The results are shared on a pratical basis, restructuring the infrastructures that are used for the presencial evaluation with acess ramps or a individual teacher to read the questions for the invisual students.


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:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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