Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.39
Liaison Maria Kirrane
Submission Date July 20, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 1.00 John O'Halloran
Deputy President and Registrar
Office of the Deputy President and Registrar
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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?:

A brief description of the assessment process and the framework, scorecard(s) and/or tool(s) used:

The Athena SWAN Charter recognises and celebrates good practice in recruiting, retaining and promoting women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in higher education. The Charter aims to address gender imbalances in STEMM disciplines, based on the belief that endeavours in these fields will be enriched when they can benefit from the talent of the whole population, and when barriers to progress in academic careers are removed.
By signing the Charter, the Irish universities and Institutes of Technology have made a progressive commitment to embed its six principles in their policies, practices and culture.
A Bronze Award affirms that a university or HEI -
- is aware of gender equality issues at an institutional level
- has identified particular challenges it faces, and
- has a plan for the future
To earn a bronze award, a university must -
- undertake an institutional self-assessment, and
- propose a three-year action plan, based on our self-assessment
UCC hold a bronze Athena Swan award and in 2015 undertook a self-assessment, which is available here https://www.ucc.ie/en/media/aboutucc/presidentx27soffice/athenaswan/UCCBronzeInstitutionalAthenaSWANApplicationApril292016.pdf

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?:

Does the assessment process address student outcomes related to diversity, equity and success (e.g. graduation/success and retention rates for underrepresented groups)?:

Does the assessment process address employee outcomes related to diversity and equity (e.g. pay and retention rates for underrepresented groups)?:

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

The entire findings of the self-assessment can be found at the following link https://www.ucc.ie/en/media/aboutucc/presidentx27soffice/athenaswan/UCCBronzeInstitutionalAthenaSWANApplicationApril292016.pdf
The findings have informed the Athena Swan Action Plan https://www.ucc.ie/en/athenaswan/actionplan/

Are the results of the most recent structured diversity and equity assessment shared with the campus community?:

A brief description of how the assessment results are shared with the campus community:

Through the Athena Swan steering group, which has representation from all aspects of campus life and by making publicly available all findings.

Are the results (or a summary of the results) of the most recent structured diversity and equity assessment publicly posted?:

The diversity and equity assessment report or summary:

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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