Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.76
Liaison Shahrzad Tehrani
Submission Date Jan. 14, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Washington, Bothell
PA-6: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.88 / 1.00
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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:
To guide actions that improve the experiences and well-being of our students, faculty and staff, the UW conducted a University-wide climate survey on the Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma campuses (including the Seattle health sciences), Oct. 8 through Nov. 8, 2019. This confidential survey offered an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to share their personal experiences at the UW. Feedback from more than 18,000 respondents will help us create more equitable living, learning and working environments, as well as shape the University’s work to prevent and respond to sexual assault and misconduct.
Both the 2017-2021 Diversity Blueprint and Race & Equity Initiative identified a climate survey as a priority to help us confront individual and institutional racism, as well as to inform the work that will make our campuses more inclusive overall. The survey also included questions related to sexual assault, harassment and misconduct. Freedom from sexual discrimination is an essential component to a welcoming and inclusive environment.

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:
President Ana Mari Cauce has committed to using the results of this survey to plan and take effective actions to address critical issues that the survey process identifies. For example, the results will inform development of the next Diversity Blueprint and how the University prevents and addresses sexual assault and misconduct under its Title IX responsibilities.
The Campus Climate Oversight Committee is a high-level team of leaders who will work together to understand the reports, determine the best ways to implement key findings and provide overall strategic direction.

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:
Current students, faculty and staff can view the results of the survey, which include an executive summary, full report and slide decks used in each campus’ Q&A session. A UW NetID is required.

Vice President for Minority Affairs & Diversity Rickey Hall and campus leaders, along with representatives from Rankin & Associates, answered questions about survey results and share next steps via sessions hosted on Zoom. Each campus hosted two sessions for current students, faculty and staff who were eligible to take 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:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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