Overall Rating Platinum - expired
Overall Score 85.51
Liaison Jennifer Andrews
Submission Date July 27, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of New Hampshire
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Jaime Nolan
Associate Vice President
Community, Equity and 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:

During the 2015-16 Academic Year, UNH was selected to participate in Project Inclusion: Institutionalization of Inclusive Excellence and Student Success in New Hampshire’s Colleges and Universities and received a grant from The New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE). UNH conducted a self-assessment rubric focused on 6 dimensions: Philosophy and Mission; Faculty Support; Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Research; Student Support; Staff Engagement and Involvement; and Administrative Leadership and Institutional Support.

In addition, in the Spring of 2017 a UNH Climate Survey Task Force was convened to further this work with the goal of engaging the entire UNH community in a climate survey in 2018.

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 results were used to formulate the basis of the Conversations at the Crossroads program and also the Breaking Bread program designed to create opportunities whereby working partnerships, alliances and networks across difference are developed. These networks will not only provide organizational support, access to resources, and other benefits to emerging leaders and their respective groups/organizations, it will benefit the larger UNH community by fostering a respectful climate for civic dialogue and deepening the capacity for building healthy communities.

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:

We have posted articles on UNH Today, and through various emailing communications, social media outlets and on the website.

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:

See also: http://www.unh.edu/sites/www.unh.edu/files/departments/community_equity_and_diversity/pdf/10-20_inclusiveexcellencestategicplan.pdf

The Community Task Force, comprising students, faculty and staff from all three campuses, developed community conversations using the theme “Conversations at the Crossroads: Critical Thinking and Critical Caring for Our Community.” These conversations asked us all to consider the question: What can we do together to sustain a robust learning community that is safe, inclusive and equitable for all?

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