Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 62.14
Liaison Michael Lizotte
Submission Date April 9, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of North Carolina, Charlotte
PA-6: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 1.00 Michael Lizotte
University Sustainability Officer
Facilities Planning
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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:
In 2021 the university conducted numerous stakeholder outreach opportunities to support development of an Inclusive Excellence Plan. They collected input from representatives of the units who make up the Chancellor's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council. The council members serve as a communications channel between and across units and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to receive updates and share concerns or issues related to campus climate. They anticipate release of their findings and the Inclusive Excellence Plan in Spring 2023. As an ongoing effort, every 3 years the university conducts an external survey to assess faculty climate: The Collaboration on Academic Career in Higher Education at the Harvard School of Education Climate Survey (COACHE). The questions in the COACHE Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey include topics such as research, service, teaching, resources, personal and family policies, and health and retirement benefits.

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 findings related to the Inclusive Excellence Plan are expected in Spring 2023.The results from the most recent COACHE survey data are being used to: Update the Diversity Plan, updating departmental criteria for annual reviews, review how service is valued and what counts, institute broadly available training for review committees, constitute a committee to review non-tenure track faculty policies and procedures, and submit a grant to look at providing on-campus childcare.

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:
Using data from The COACHE Faculty Satisfaction Survey, the ADVANCE Evaluation Team and Project Director designed an institutional scorecard and college scorecards to indicate progress towards diversity goals. Scorecards presented faculty demographics such as gender, ethnicity, and rank compositions by college, and faculty climate perceptions. The use of these scorecards has been institutionalized underlying the value the institution places on these diversity tools. Scorecards will be generated to showcase internal climate survey results each time a climate survey is conducted.

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:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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