|Submission Date||April 22, 2015|
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity
Facilities Planning and Management
Has the institution assessed diversity and equity in terms of campus climate?:
A brief description of the campus climate assessment(s) :
The most recent Campus Climate Survey is from 2010, which means it exceeds the three year timeframe for STARS reporting. However, it has been included here for purposes of reporting relevant efforts.
Has the institution assessed student diversity and educational equity?:
A brief description of the student diversity and educational equity assessment(s):
The annual Accountability Report provides a summary of information on the efforts to close the Equity Gap, a UW-System initiative that UW-Whitewater is actively pursuing. The goal is to reduce the Equity Gap by half by 2015 among underrepresented minorities, lower income students, and for all races/ethnicities. Improving diversity among the student population is part of Core Strategy 2: Stronger Workforce.
Has the institution assessed employee diversity and employment equity?:
A brief description of the employee diversity and employment equity assessment(s):
The State of Wisconsin Office of State Employment Relations publishes the Classified Workforce & Affirmative Action Report, which includes statistics on the demographic composition of Classified Staff (now called University Staff) employed in the University of Wisconsin System. This report provides additional statistics and information about the affirmative action and equal employment opportunity policies and fulfillment for the state’s permanent classified workforce.
The annual Accountability Report provides a summary of information on the efforts to balance, diversify, and develop the human resources talent at UW-Whitewater. Faculty and staff diversity provides richer exchanges of ideas in the classroom, broader lines of inquiry in research, and a more welcoming climate for students from underrepresented groups. In fall 2013, 10.6% of UW‐Whitewater faculty and staff were people of color, or 143 out of 1,343. Improving diversity among the faculty and staff population is part of Core Strategy 5: Resources.
Has the institution assessed diversity and equity in terms of governance and public engagement?:
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater requested that AASHE Staff correct a mistake in this reporting field for the reason specified below.Previous Value: Yes
Explanation: Data was misreported.
A brief description of the governance and public engagement assessment(s):
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater requested that AASHE Staff correct a mistake in this reporting field for the reason specified below.Previous Value: The Values of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater includes point #5, which reads: “Commitment to develop a sense of community, respect for diversity, and global perspectives.” The Mission of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater includes point #4, which reads: “To create and maintain a positive and inviting environment for multicultural students, students with disabilities, and nontraditional students, and provide support services and programs for them.” UW-Whitewater follows the Inclusive Excellence Guidelines, results of a workshop funded by an Inclusive Excellence grant from the Chancellor’s Office of UW-Whitewater. The workshop organizers invited speakers from the American Association of Colleges and Universities and from the University of Wisconsin System to work with faculty, instructional staff and administrators from each of the four colleges, representing as many academic disciplines as possible. Workshop participants learned about Inclusive Excellence as a national and state initiative and an important element of LEAP, a liberal arts initiative that has been adopted by UWW as well as UW System.
Explanation: This data was misreported. There are no programs that we can clearly take credit for here.
The website URL where information about the assessment(s) is available:
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.