Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.30
Liaison Srinivasan Raghavan
Submission Date Feb. 16, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Missouri
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
1.00 / 1.00 Srinivasan Raghavan
Sustainability Manager
Sustainability Office
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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:

To better understand the campus climate, the senior administration at the University of Missouri recognized the need for a comprehensive tool that would provide campus climate metrics for the experiences and perceptions of its students, faculty, and staff.

During the fall 2016 semester, University of Missouri-Columbia conducted a comprehensive survey of all students, faculty, and staff to develop a better understanding of learning, living and working environment on campus.

In May 2016, members of the University of Missouri-Columbia worked with the University of Missouri System to form the Systemwide Climate Study Team (SCST). The SCST was composed of faculty, staff, and administrators across the entire University of Missouri System. Ultimately, the University of Missouri System contracted with Rankin and Associates Consulting (R&A) to conduct a campus-wide study entitled "the University of Missouri-Columbia Climate for Learning, Living and Working." Data gathered via reviews of relevant University of Missouri-Columbia literature and campus-wide survey addressing the experiences and perceptions of various constituent groups was presented to the University of Missouri-Columbia community via townhalls on September 12-13, 2017.

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:

Projected outcomes of Campus Climate Survey Conducted in 2016
MU will add to their knowledge base with regard to how constituent groups currently feel about their particular campus climate and how the community responds to them (eg: work-life issues, curricular integration, intergroup/intragroup relations, respect issues.

MU will use the results of the assessment to inform current/on-going work.

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:
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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