Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.52
Liaison Ruairi O'Mahony
Submission Date Aug. 10, 2016
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STARS v2.1

University of Massachusetts Lowell
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Lauren Turner
Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources and Equal Opportunity and Outreach
Human Resources and Equal Opportunity and Outreach
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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?:
Yes

A brief description of the assessment process and the framework, scorecard(s) and/or tool(s) used:

The university uses a broad and multifaceted set of tools to encourage and improve diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus in employee and student populations.

Admission rates are tracked by ethnicity. 4 & 6 year grad rates are tracked by ethnicity and gender. Hiring across campus is tracked by ethnicity, age and gender by department division. Student success is tracked using a variety of early warning tools that allow university employees to direct at-risk students to existing resources on campus to encourage their success.


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?:
Yes

Does the assessment process address student outcomes related to diversity, equity and success (e.g. graduation/success and retention rates for underrepresented groups)?:
Yes

Does the assessment process address employee outcomes related to diversity and equity (e.g. pay and retention rates for underrepresented groups)?:
Yes

A brief description of the most recent assessment findings and how the results are used in shaping policy, programs and initiatives:

EAB Student Success Collaborative

The university's Global Engagement & Inclusive Culture Committee works to compile all of the assessment findings and make some strategic decisions about how we can move forward.

Student success is tracked using a variety of early warning tools that allow university employees to direct at-risk students to existing resources on campus to encourage their success. In addition, this data is used to make strategic decisions on where to focus efforts improving student success.


Are the results of the most recent structured diversity and equity assessment shared with the campus community?:
Yes

A brief description of how the assessment results are shared with the campus community:

The assessment results are presented in our Institutional Research Factbooks, the UMass Lowell Report Card, and an annual reporting from a variety of Offices including the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Equal Opportunity and Outreach (EOO) Division of Human Resources.


Are the results (or a summary of the results) of the most recent structured diversity and equity assessment publicly posted?:
Yes

The diversity and equity assessment report or summary:
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The website URL where the report or summary is publicly posted:
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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2020 Strategic Plan:

Annual Report Card (Reports on Strategic Plan Indicators):

Affirmative Action Plan:

NEASC Self-Assessment:

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