Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 86.09
Liaison Jennifer Andrews
Submission Date Aug. 16, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of New Hampshire
PA-6: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Allyson Ryder
Assistant Director
Office of Community, Equity & 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).

The UNH conducted a campus-wide campus climate in Spring, 2019 with the findings provided in Fall, 2019. The participant breakdown was as follows:
• Undergraduate Students 58.5% of surveyed population
• Graduate/Law Students 13.7% of surveyed population
• Tenure/Tenure Track Faculty 4.3% of surveyed population
• Not on Tenure Track 3.8% of surveyed population
• Staff 19.6% of surveyed population

Does the assessment process address campus climate by engaging stakeholders to assess the attitudes, perceptions and behaviors of employees and students, including the experiences of underrepresented groups?:

Does the assessment process address student outcomes related to diversity, equity and success?:

Does the assessment process address employee outcomes related to diversity and equity?:

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

The results of the campus climate survey were assessed and recommendations were provided to executive leadership on the key themes and factors highlighted within the climate survey. These considerations are part of ongoing strategic evaluation and initiatives across UNH’s campus.

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:

The summary of the campus climate survey is housed on the Community, Equity and Diversity website along with a list of considerations generated from the survey.

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 (upload):

Website URL where the diversity and equity assessment report or summary is publicly posted:
Website URL where information about the institution’s diversity and equity assessment efforts 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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