Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 88.59
Liaison Richard Demerjian
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of California, Irvine
PA-6: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Douglas Haynes
Vice Provost for Academic Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Office of Inclusive Excellence
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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:

STUDENTS

-- University of California Undergraduate Experience Survey (2020)
The University of California Undergraduate Experience Survey (UCUES) is an online survey administered at UCI and each of the other undergraduate UC campuses. UCUES data is used for many institutional purposes, such as identifying obstacles to undergraduate success, providing undergraduate student feedback to faculty and administrators, and learning more about students’ financial concerns. The data may also be used at an aggregate data level for academic research purposes after obtaining the appropriate IRB approval.

The UCUES 2020 survey instrument includes a section devoted to Campus Climate for Diversity and Inclusiveness as part of a set of core questions. Questions in this section ask students to indicate how strongly they agree or disagree with the following statements:
1. Students of my race/ethnicity are respected on this campus
2. Students of my socio-economic status are respected on this campus
3. Students of my gender are respected on this campus
4. Students of my religious beliefs are respected on this campus
5. Students of my political beliefs are respected on this campus
6. Students of my sexual orientation are respected on this campus
7. Students of my immigration background are respected on this campus
8. Students with a disability or condition like mine are respected on this campus
9. Overall, I feel comfortable with the climate for diversity and inclusiveness at UCI
10. Overall, I feel comfortable with the climate for diversity and inclusiveness in my major
11. Overall, I feel comfortable with the climate for diversity and inclusiveness in my classes
12. UCI is a safe and secure campus
13. UCI is a welcoming campus

Website URL: http://assessment.uci.edu/ucues/
Website URL: https://www.ucop.edu/institutional-research-academic-planning/_files/survey-instruments/instrument-ucues-2020

STAFF

-- UCI Staff Engagement Survey (2019)
In an effort to build a stronger workplace and create an employee culture of engagement, empowerment, and innovation, UCI conducted an enterprise-wide staff engagement survey administered through Gallup, an independent research firm. The 2019 UCI Staff Engagement Survey instrument intersects with an Index for Diversity and Inclusion.

Website URL: https://www.hr.uci.edu/partnership/survey/#:~:text=In%20an%20effort%20to%20build%20a%20stronger%20workplace,is%20confidential%2C%20and%20no%20personal%20responses%20are%20revealed.

-- UC Staff Engagement Survey (2019)
The Employee Engagement Survey, developed by the Council of University of California Staff Assemblies and the system-wide 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 UC determine areas where progress was made, as well as areas that may need further effort and focus.

The 2019 UC Staff Engagement Survey instrument includes a section on Diversity & Inclusion that asks employees to assess the following:
1. 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.
2. I can be myself at this organization without worrying about how I will be accepted.
3. Employees at my campus/location are treated with dignity and respect, regardless of their position or background.

Website URL: https://www.ucop.edu/human-resources/staff/employee-relations-staff/engagement-survey.html

FACULTY

-- Inclusive Excellence School Level Review
UCI’s commitment to diversity provides the campus with a comparative advantage in the recruitment of a broad cross section of accomplished scholars and researchers as well as talented young people from the region, nation and world who seek to participate in our academic program. Our commitment to equity enables faculty, staff, and students alike to deepen their personal growth and achieve career goals while at UCI in an environment that is both supportive and affirmative. Our commitment to inclusion maximizes our individual and collective capacity to improve the lives of people and communities in Orange County and beyond.

To this end, the campus is conducting an inclusive excellence review for its schools. The Office of Inclusive Excellence is conducting a review for all of academic units on a periodic basis. The review is overseen by Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Douglas Haynes. The purpose of the review is to assess the capacity for and effectiveness of academic units (schools and programs) in advancing the campus commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. The review focuses on institutional climate, inclusion and work-life issues so that the school and campus leadership are better informed about the working and learning environment. The review includes confidential interviews and moderated discussion group opportunities for faculty, staff, and graduate students to share their perspectives, experiences and aspirations about these matters.

Website URL: https://inclusion.uci.edu/

STUDENTS, STAFF AND FACULTY
-- UCI Enterprise Climate Survey (2020)
The Office of Inclusive Excellence (OIE) conducted a UCI Enterprise Climate Survey in 2020. This enterprise-wide climate survey instrument surveys how the campus communities perceive the pillars of the OIE Action Plan (Wellness, Thriving, and Community).

The 2020 UCI Climate Survey tab descriptions are as follows:
1. Summary: Response rates and demographic distributions for the survey sample.
2. Wellness: Wellness-related survey questions.
3. Wellness Cloud: Most frequently-used words from Wellness open-ended questions.
4. Thriving: Thriving-related survey questions.
5. Thriving Cloud: Most frequently-used words from Thriving open-ended questions.
6. Community: Community-related survey questions.
7. Community Cloud: Most frequently-used words from Community open-ended questions.

Website URL: https://inclusion.uci.edu/oie-dashboard/

-- UC Accountability Report (2020)
The 2020 UC Accountability Report provides the thirteenth annual comprehensive assessment of the University's progress in meeting key teaching, research and public service goals across its 10 campuses. The data will inform the University's strategic planning, budgeting and performance management, as well as help the governing Board of Regents identify the most important policy issues facing UC.

This version includes over 100 individual indicators across 13 chapters, assessing progress in areas including diversity. Indicators for diversity are as follows:
1. Racial/ethnic distribution of the UC undergraduate pipeline
2. Gender distribution of the UC undergraduate pipeline
3. Racial/ethnic distribution of U.S. BA/BS degree recipients from U.S. institutions compared to UC doctoral applicants
4. Gender distribution of U.S. BA/BS degree recipients from U.S. institutions compared to UC doctoral applicants
5. Racial/ethnic distribution of students and ladder-rank faculty
6. Assistant professor hires compared to ladder-rank faculty
7. Response to “Students of my race/ethnicity are respected on this campus”
8. Response to “Students of my religion are respected on this campus”
9. Response to “Students of my sexual orientation are respected on this campus”
10. Response to “Students of my gender are respected on this campus”
11. Response to “Students of my political beliefs are respected on this campus”

Website URL: https://accountability.universityofcalifornia.edu/2020/


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?:
Yes

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:

This information is included above.

Also, UCI’s strategic plan sets forth an ambitious path to reach new heights of excellence and social impact. Based on four strategic pillars, we have a clear direction into the foreseeable future that echoes the promise of our university’s founding mission. We will mobilize knowledge, we will serve the people, and we will educate the best and brightest.

Website URL: https://strategicplan.uci.edu


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:

Assessment results are shared with the entire campus community and are made publicly available at the UCI and UCOP websites.

Website URLs: https://uci.edu/; and http://www.ucop.edu/

This information is also included above.


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 (upload):
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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:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Joseph Morales, Ph.D., Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships in the Office of Inclusive Excellence, assisted in providing information for this credit.

There are multiple websites referenced within this credit. Each provides information in support of UCI's response.

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