Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.41
Liaison David Tedder
Submission Date Sept. 30, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Kentucky
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Lori Mobley
Administrative Officer
Instituitional Diversity
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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:

The Annual Diversity Plan Assessment for Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education Committee on Equal Opportunities 2017 - 2022. This report represents a reflection of many diversity programs, services and activities that contribute to institutional well-being. This submission contains data analyses and narrative relating to student enrollment and student success, workforce utilization, and campus climate initiatives and best practices. The assessment sets forth objectives consistent with the UK Strategic Plan Goal IV: Enhance and Nurture Diversity.

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:

The University of Kentucky submits this UK Diversity Plan (2017-2022) in accordance with the Kentucky Council on Post-Secondary Education (CPE) Diversity Policy. We have put forward an ambitious plan that narrows our focus onto eight goals and seventeen strategies that we believe will have the best chance of getting University of Kentucky to our goals in the areas of Opportunity, Success, and Impact. Each goal has associated metrics and strategies. Each strategy has an identified responsible office and an
assessment plan. The University of Kentucky is committed to diversity and inclusion as a core value and
will pursue each of these enumerated strategies to the best of our ability. We are also committed to
reviewing the impact our strategies are having on our desired outcomes, and adjusting our course if
necessary. Assessment findings available: http://www.uky.edu/diversity/sites/www.uky.edu.diversity/files/pr3.pdf

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:

Results available at: www.uky.edu/Diversity

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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