Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 83.80
Liaison Mark Maxwell
Submission Date March 1, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of California, Merced
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 De Acker
Director of Campus Climate
Office of Campus Climate
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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:

UC Merced Staff Engagement and Climate Surveys 2017 & 2018
Two surveys were administered to UC Merced staff in 2017 and 2018.
The first was an “engagement” survey sponsored by UCOP Human Resources and the Council of University Staff Assemblies (CUCSA), administered by Towers and Watson. This survey is administered every two years to a random sample of represented staff at each campus. 267 staff responded from UC
Merced. The second survey was commissioned by the Office of Campus Climate and was administered by the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) out of UCLA in February 2018. This “climate” survey was sent to every represented and non‐represented staff member (1207) and received a 46% response
rate from 553 staff.


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:

A faculty climate survey was conducted in November, 2017. A separate climate survey was conducted in February, 2018. The results will be used to develop action plans for improvement.

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 faculty results were sent to all academics by the Provost. The staff results are still being analyzed and will be shared with all staff, Staff Assembly and HR.

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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