Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.92
Liaison Sally DeLeon
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2014
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University of Maryland, College Park
PAE-7: Measuring Campus Diversity Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Sally DeLeon
Acting Manager
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Has the institution assessed attitudes about diversity and equity on campus in a way that meets the criteria for this credit?:

A brief description of the assessment(s):

The University of Maryland has a group called the Campus Assessment Working Group (CAWG) in which one of the subjects it reports is on diversity. This assessment centers on student awareness of diversity, inclusiveness on campus, and focus on tolerance. There are also plans in place to develop a survey to measure the effects of diversity and inclusion and an online Climate Assessment Survey is planned as well that will survey graduate students on an annual basis concerning the impact of their diversity-related educational and co-curricular experiences, as well as their perceptions on campus climate. With oversight from the CDO, town meetings plan to be held to evaluate progress in achieving equity and diversity goals and make recommendations to the President as well.

Year the assessment was last administered:

A brief description of how the results of the assessment(s) are used in shaping policy, programs, and initiatives:

The data from CAWG's efforts is analyzed, interpreted and disseminated to campus decision makers. Departments and administrators take advantage of these data collection efforts to ask questions that are important for their own improvement efforts.

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

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.