Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.68
Liaison Mei May
Submission Date Nov. 22, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of Texas at San Antonio
PA-6: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 1.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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 2020, UTSA conducted it's first comprehensive Faculty and Staff Campus Climate Survey to gather perspectives and suggestions regarding UTSA’s workplace environment. The results offer a glimpse into how faculty and staff institution-wide regard UTSA’s strengths and areas of opportunity. The data was highly representative given the very strong 56% response rate.

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 this survey has led to UTSA People Excellence taking the next steps in responding to the UTSA community and fostering dialog and discovery. UTSA faculty and staff were invited to participate in a series of focus groups to explore key areas of opportunity.

Institutional focus groups were held in April 2022 in partnership with Huron, who facilitated discussions. These focus groups explored three interconnected themes that emerged from the results of the Faculty and Staff Campus Climate Survey. Additionally, the institutional focus groups were designed to be inclusive and reflect the diverse population of the UTSA community. Participants represented a wide range of demographics, including race/ethnicity and length of tenure at UTSA.

Each area of the university was then asked to create an action plan to outline their path forward.

Detailed plans and initiatives for each department/area can be found at:

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 (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:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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