Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.06
Liaison Meredith Moore
Submission Date March 17, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Stephanie Lage
Assistant Director
Ctr for Sustainable Environment
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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) :

The final phase of the Campus Conversation on Diversity was to conduct campus-wide conversations. On March 30, March 31, and April 1, four conversations took place. The first conversation was held with graduate and professional students followed by a conversation with undergraduate students. The final conversations were with faculty and staff. Each of these conversations consisted of a panel discussing the unique ways diversity and inclusion has impacted their work or academic experience at the University of Illinois, followed by an opportunity for participants to reflect upon the information shared by the panel and offer recommendations for building a more inclusive Illinois. The conversations concluded with senior administrators meeting to discuss the findings of the first three conversations as well as the work that was conducted in the colleges and units earlier in the semester, and presentations on national issues of diversity and inclusion. Senior administrators were able to offer recommendations about building a more inclusive Illinois.

+ Date Revised: June 12, 2015

Has the institution assessed student diversity and educational equity?:

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

The Office of Admissions collects and analyzes student ethnic/race data annually. They prepare reports that enable them to enhance recruitment practices in areas of under-representation. Please see: https://enrollmentmanagement.illinois.edu/presentations

+ Date Revised: June 12, 2015

Has the institution assessed employee diversity and employment equity?:

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

The campus hiring procedures include EEO and Diversity approvals all along the way. Each year, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Access reports to the Illinois Board of Higher Education on the diversity of employees at the University of Illinois. The report also includes goals that are set for areas of increased recruitment of underrepresented employees.

+ Date Revised: June 12, 2015

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):

At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Senate has committees that assess and evaluate the campus policy and procedures. Specifically, the Committee on Equal Opportunity and Inclusion is responsible for developing, encouraging, and evaluating the development of equal opportunity and affirmative action programs and guidelines that are intended to increase the numbers, and improve the status of minority groups across campus. The Senate Committee on Public Engagement and Institutional Advancement is charged to examine trends in public engagement here and in higher education generally, and recommend appropriate changes in campus policy and ways to facilitate best practices with external constituencies.

+ Date Revised: June 12, 2015

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

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