Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.46
Liaison Fortino Morales
Submission Date April 21, 2016
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STARS v2.0

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 John Cook
Director of Sustainability
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Has the institution assessed diversity and equity in terms of campus climate?:

A brief description of the campus climate assessment(s) :

Campus wide survey for undergraduates on cultural and ethnic diversity, UCUES

Has the institution assessed student diversity and educational equity?:

A brief description of the student diversity and educational equity assessment(s):

In 2014 UCR conducted a Campus Climate Survey on diversity. 14% of the undergraduate and 19% of the graduate student body participated in the survey. The results of the survey are available at Diversity.ucr.edu
key results from the Study show that students have high levels of comfort with the climate at UCR:
• 73% of all respondents (n = 3,223) were
“comfortable” or “very comfortable” with
the climate at UCR while 9% (n = 415) were
“uncomfortable” or “very uncomfortable.”
• 75% of all respondents (n =3,301) were
“comfortable” or “very comfortable” with the
climate for diversity in their department/work
unit/academic unit/college/school/clinical setting
while 10% (n = 428) were “uncomfortable” or
“very uncomfortable.”
• 77% of Graduate/Professional Students (n = 359),
75% of Undergraduate Students (n =1,956), and
73% of Faculty and Post-Docs (n = 218) were
“comfortable” or “very comfortable” with the
climate in their classes, while 7% of Faculty and
Post-Docs (n = 21), 6% of Undergraduates (n = 163),
and 5% of Graduate/Professional Students (n = 23)
were “uncomfortable” or “very uncomfortable.”

Has the institution assessed employee diversity and employment equity?:

A brief description of the employee diversity and employment equity assessment(s):

In 2006, UCR conducted a survey to assess staff’s perception of the current state of the campus climate. From the results of the survey, the Staff Assembly, union represented employees and the Vice Chancellor of Administration created three committees to formulate and implement campus initiatives to enhance campus Communications, Employee Recognition and Career Advancement Opportunities. The 2014 Climate Survey

In concert with these efforts, Human Resources, Labor Relations, Academic Personnel, the AVC Diversity, Excellence & Equity and Affirmative Action have been working together to raise awareness of available education and training - particularly in the area of diversity - as well as developing new and innovative opportunities. Providing a positive and productive work environment calls for a campus culture that not only is diverse in its appearance, but prides itself on its cross-cultural communications and multicultural competencies.
The UC has a president's Task Force on faculty Diversity and a Staff Diversity Council to support diversity and equity in the workplace.

Has the institution assessed diversity and equity in terms of governance and public engagement?:

A brief description of the governance and public engagement assessment(s):

UCR offers over 130 resources for Diversity and Equity engagements for its community. Many programs focus on underserved populations, women and LGBT community members. As part of the Climate Survey in 2014, students, faculty and staff were queried on campus and public engagement with diversity and equity questions.

The website URL where information about the assessment(s) is available:

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