|Submission Date||March 19, 2013|
PAE-7: Measuring Campus Diversity Culture
Special Assistant to the Vice President
Diversity and Inclusion
Has the institution assessed attitudes about diversity and equity on campus in a way that meets the criteria for this credit?:
A brief description of the assessment(s):
An employee climate survey was conducted by Human Resources in Fall of 2009. This survey included a number of questions about campus climate and perceptions of the university’s commitment to diversity and equity. Results were shared with each major functional area of the university and in numerous employee forums on campus.
Year the assessment was last administered:
A brief description of how the results of the assessment(s) are used in shaping policy, programs, and initiatives:
The assessment has been used to gauge employee awareness of the Virginia Tech Principles of Community, a university statement of values towards diversity. The survey has also been used to determine key issues areas of diversity and equity that employees feel merit increased emphasis. A similar survey oriented toward students will likely be conducted within the next two years at Virginia Tech.
* The Employee Climate Survey is not available via Internet. For the Student Survey results please see the URL below.
** Some data on diversity attitudes among students is collected within current student-life surveys administered to freshmen and seniors. A more thorough assessment team related to student and employee diversity was formed in 2011.
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.