Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 80.45
Liaison Tori Grant
Submission Date Dec. 13, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Calgary
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Megan Wibberley
Manager, Operational Sustainability and Reporting
Office of Sustainability
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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:

Employee Engagement Survey administered every 2 years; Research Chair Equity Diversity, and Inclusion Action Plan was published in 2017 (https://www.ucalgary.ca/odepd/files/odepd/20171215-ucalgary-crc-edi-action-plan.pdf). Benchmarking in Human Resources around Employment Equity Groups is ongoing.


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)?:
Yes

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

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

3578 staff and faculty participated in the 2017 Engagement Survey, which provided insights into how staff and faculty feel about the university, the work they do, and opportunities for improvement. The results of past surveys have helped the university engage and support employees, and helped us understand how to reach the goals set out in our Eyes High strategy. Employee feedback has resulted in improved opportunities for professional development in many areas and several new teaching and research initiatives. There were increases in employee satisfaction and engagement from the 2011, 2013 and 2015 surveys and leadership is committed to continuous improvement in areas flagged by the survey.


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:

Results from the 2017 Employee Engagement Survey were shared through university-wide town halls. Teams also met to discuss specific results and identify areas of improvement.
The 2017 Employee Engagement Survey Town Hall can be viewed at this location: https://www.ucalgary.ca/hr/2017-engagement-town-hall


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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