Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.76
Liaison Brad Spanbauer
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
PA-6: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Brad Spanbauer
Campus Sustainability Officer
Campus Sustainability Office
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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?:
Yes

A brief description of the assessment process and the framework, scorecard(s) and/or tool(s) used:

Campus Climate Initiative
In June 2020, University of Wisconsin System Administration contracted with the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) to administer a systemwide campus climate survey that will be of service to all our universities. A small committee of university and UW System Administration representation was assembled to help make decisions on administration of the survey. HERI will work with UW System university partners in administering the Diverse Learning Environments (DLE) Survey online to every student at the 11 comprehensive universities.

The Diverse Learning Environments Survey (DLE) captures student perceptions regarding institutional climate, campus practices as experienced with faculty, staff, and peers, and student learning outcomes. Institutions can use the DLE survey to:
-Evaluate the campus climate – DLE includes measure that specifically focus on aspects related to the climate for diversity, including experiences with discrimination, cross-racial interactions, validation, and sense of belonging.
-Collect information about institutional practices – The survey focuses on connecting diversity efforts with campus practices, including items related to a curriculum of inclusion, student support services, and co curricular diversity activities.
-Assess student learning outcomes – DLE emphasized student learning outcomes as a core component of diversity efforts and the survey includes measures such as the integration of learning, social action, and civic engagement.
-Assess the pervasiveness of sexual assault – The survey includes a set of questions to measure the prevalence of unwanted sexual contact and sexual assault, including questions related to reporting of incidents and satisfaction with the institutional response.
-Assess baseline strengths, identify areas for improvement, and track progress related to diversity efforts for strategic planning and benchmarking – DLE provides a snapshot of the campus climate, institutional practices, and student outcomes that can be used for campus diversity improvement efforts.

Visit HERI’s website at https://heri.ucla.edu/diverse-learning-environments-survey to view the survey instrument and find further information on the DLE.

UWS Campus Climate: https://www.wisconsin.edu/campus-climate/

The University has previously incorporated the tenets of inclusive excellence into programs and services for students (and results of continuous assessments, information, and campus climate survey results); training and support for faculty and staff; its Strategic Plan; town hall meetings; visiting scholar programs; and fireside conversations at the Chancellor’s residence.


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?:
Yes

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

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

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

Currently waiting for data analysis and results from UW System.
https://www.wisconsin.edu/campus-climate/

2016 Findings: https://www.wisconsin.edu/campus-climate/


Are the results of the most recent structured diversity and equity assessment shared with the campus community?:
Yes

A brief description of how the assessment results are shared with the campus community:

In past: shared via campus announcements, student newspaper, on the web at http://www.uwosh.edu/acad-supp/our-programs/campus-climate-study.

Will be shared in similar manner when data analysis by UW System has been completed.


Are the results (or a summary of the results) of the most recent structured diversity and equity assessment publicly posted?:
Yes

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:
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