|Submission Date||Nov. 1, 2016|
Utah State University
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity
USU Inclusion Center
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:
Campus Climate Survey was administered in 2014 by an off campus consulting firm sponsored by the Office of Human Resources and the Diversity Council. Two separate surveys were given. One for faculty and staff while the other was specifically for students.
Does the assessment process address campus climate by engaging stakeholders to assess the attitudes, perceptions and behaviors of faculty, staff, administrators and students, including the experiences of underrepresented groups?:
Does the assessment process address student outcomes related to diversity, equity and success (e.g. graduation/success and retention rates for underrepresented groups)?:
Does the assessment process address employee outcomes related to diversity and equity (e.g. pay and retention rates for underrepresented groups)?:
A brief description of the most recent assessment findings and how the results are used in shaping policy, programs and initiatives:
As of November 2015, retention data was gathered to include with the student assessment. As of January 2016, the approval was granted to present findings of the student focused campus climate survey to the Executive Diversity Council. This presentation will happen prior to the end of the semester. The staff and faculty survey findings have not been presented to date.
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 results of the faculty and staff climate survey are still under review and haven’t been shared with the campus community. The data from the student
climate survey will be presented in the near future.
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:
The website URL where the report or summary is publicly posted:
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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