Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.02
Liaison Dennis Cochrane
Submission Date Oct. 15, 2014
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STARS v1.2

Virginia Tech
PAE-7: Measuring Campus Diversity Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Dr. Marcy Schnitzer
Associate Director for Strategic Planning and Improvement
Inclusion and Diversity
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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):

The Department of Human Resources administers a bi-annual survey (2009, 2011, and 2013) of employment climate at Virginia Tech.

The Office of the Provost administers the COACHE (Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education) Survey of Faculty Job Satisfaction. The survey was last administered in 2012.

The Division of Student Affairs administers a survey (latest data from 2012) called the Consortium Profile of the Undergraduate Student Experience.

The Graduate School recently administered (2013) a graduate climate survey.

The university recently administered its first LGBTQ Climate Survey (2014).

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 results of the Employee Climate Survey were announced to the Virginia Tech community in February, 2014. The survey results are broken down by college and unit and shared with the Dean or Vice President, who are then asked to address issues identified in the survey.

The results of the COACHE (Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education) Survey of Faculty Job Satisfaction are available on the Provost’s website. These data are also broken down by college and unit, and they are asked to develop strategies for addressing survey findings.

The Consortium Profile of the Undergraduate Student Experience data was analyzed as part of an undergraduate research project on campus diversity. This study was published in Philologia, Virginia Tech’s undergraduate research journal for the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

The Graduate School climate survey has been analyzed, and a report will be available on the Graduate School website in August, 2014. This report considered both quantitative and qualitative survey results, as well as focus group findings.

The LGBTQ Climate Survey is presently being analyzed.

The website URL where information about the assessment(s) is available:

Employee Climate Survey -- https://vthr.adobeconnect.com/_a1132748680/p15irpa0gxd/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal

COACHE Survey of Faculty Job Satisfaction --http://www.advance.vt.edu/measuring_progress/surveys/tag_coache.html

Consortium Profile of the Undergraduate Student Experience -- http://www.philologia.clahs.vt.edu/journal2013.html

Graduate Climate Survey -- TBA

LGBTQ Climate Survey -- TBA

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