|Submission Date||March 4, 2021|
University of the Pacific
PA-6: Assessing Diversity and Equity
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Pacific Alumni Association
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:
The Diversity Leadership Team conducted a series of open dialogs (BOR doc) and interviews with individuals as well as groups to get feedback on a Diversity Implementation Plan. The Plan prioritized recruitment/retention efforts to increase the number of diverse individuals on campus; strengthening curricular and co-curricular diversity efforts and improving the quality of university climate regarding diversity.
Additionally, in the spring of 2020 the COACHE survey was distributed to faculty and a Ruffalo Noel Levitz College Satisfaction Survey (CESS) survey was distributed to non-academic staff and students. The COACHE survey assessed and compared the work environment for faculty by stage of professorship, gender and identity as faculty of color.
The CESS included questions in the following five areas: campus culture and politics; institutional goals; involvement in planning and decision making; work environment; demographics.
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:
Pacific addresses issues raised by the surveys through shared governance mechanisms such as Academic Council and University Committees, Presidential directives and Provost initiatives. Recent initiatives include:
- Create a position of Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- Regents Committee on Excellence identified diversity issues as a top priority and was charged with exploring how to infuse diversity conversations into each Regents meeting
- Establish DEI Leads at every University school
- Move to make Annual DEI trainings for faculty and staff mandatory
- Understand recruitment and retention of diverse faculty and staff. Director of affirmative action and equal employment opportunity, delivered first quarterly report to Cabinet, focusing on personnel movement by race, and made recommendations on how to improve diversity in Pacific's workforce.
- Drafting DEI measures in annual evaluations
- Conducted fundraising scholarship campaign for black students
- UCDEI hosted multiple DEI dialogues
- Interactive workshops on law enforcement
- DEI-related programs hosted by Student Life
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 President sends an email to the campus community reporting on social justice and diversity initiatives on a quarterly basis. The contents of this email are also posted on the webpage for the Office of the President.
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:
COACHE Survey: https://share.pacific.edu/sites/provost/COACHE/_layouts/15/start.aspx#/
questions can be addressed to Joan Lin-Cereghino, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
https://www.ruffalonl.com/complete-enrollment-management/enrollment-management-consulting/higher-education-market-research/college-employee-satisfaction-survey/ Questions regarding the E.S. survey can be directed to Margaret Luu, Associate Director, Institutional Research.