|Submission Date||March 4, 2021|
University of California, Berkeley
PA-6: Assessing Diversity and Equity
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SDG & OS Engagement Fellow
Office of Sustainability
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:
A student body assessment was conducted as part of the UC Undergraduate Experience Survey in Spring 2020. The University of California Undergraduate Experience Survey (UCUES) is an omnibus survey of the experience of undergraduate students enrolled at the nine University of California undergraduate campuses. The survey is currently administered by the UC Office of the President, once every two years. The survey addresses campus climate, educational experiences, housing security, and other issues.
UCUES includes a section dedicated to Campus Climate for Diversity and Inclusiveness. Survey questions in this section ask students to indicate how strongly they agree or disagree with the following statements:
Students of my race/ethnicity are respected on campus
Students of my socioeconomic status are respected on campus
Students of my gender are respected on campus
Students of my religious beliefs are respected on campus
Students of my political beliefs are respected on campus
Students of my sexual orientation are respected on campus
Students of my immigration background are respected on campus
Students with a disability or condition like mine are respected on campus
Overall, I feel comfortable with the climate for diversity and inclusiveness at UC Berkeley
Overall, I feel comfortable with the climate for diversity and inclusiveness in my major
Overall, I feel comfortable with the climate for diversity and inclusiveness in my classes
UC Berkeley is a safe and secure campus
UC Berkeley is a welcoming campus
UCUES 2020 was administered to all UC Berkeley undergraduate students enrolled in spring semester 2020, excluding students under 18 years of age. From this population of 29,459 enrolled undergraduates, 12,829 (44%) responded to at least one of the items in the first block of questions and 11,390 (39% of those invited) made it through to the end of the survey and submitted it.
9,020 employees across the University of California system were also surveyed in the University of California 2019 Staff Engagement Survey. The survey asked employees about working relationships, diversity & inclusion, wellness, and other issues.
The section on Diversity and Inclusion asks employees to indicate how strongly they agree or disagree with the following statements:
I feel that management at my campus/location supports equal opportunity for all
employees, of all differences, including, but not limited to, age, gender identity, ethnicity
and disability status.
I can be myself at this organization without worrying about how I will be accepted.
Employees at my campus/location are treated with dignity and respect, regardless of
their position or background.
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?:
Does the assessment process address student outcomes related to diversity, equity and success?:
Does the assessment process address employee outcomes related to diversity and equity?:
A brief description of the most recent assessment findings and how the results are used in shaping policy, programs, and initiatives:
Survey results from the University of California Undergraduate Experience Survey are matched with institutional data from campus records to provide insight into the range of experiences that students of different backgrounds report having. For example, the campus climate data available in UCUES can be linked to students' demographic data so as to better understand how experiences of diversity, belonging, and inclusion may vary.
UCUES results are primarily used for administrative purposes (e.g., to evaluate and improve programs and campus initiatives affecting undergraduates).
The Employee Engagement Survey, developed by the Council of University of California Staff Assemblies and the systemwide Employee Relations unit, helps university leaders, managers, and supervisors better understand the views, experiences and needs of policy covered staff on a range of topics related to working at UC, including career development, performance management, staff engagement and workplace interactions. Results from each survey help us determine areas where progress was made, as well as areas that may need further effort and focus.
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:
The undergraduate survey results are shared through the UC Berkeley Office of Planning and Analysis website, while the results of the UC-wide employee survey are shared through the UC Office of the President's site. Additionally the campus shares these results and conducts discussions on findings in various ways with the community through meetings, emails and other forums.
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 (upload):
Website URL where the diversity and equity assessment report or summary is publicly posted:
Website URL where information about the institution’s diversity and equity assessment efforts is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Information in this field was provided by the UC Berkeley Office of Planning and Analysis & the UC Office of the President.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.