|Submission Date||Jan. 19, 2023|
Virginia Wesleyan University
PA-6: Assessing Diversity and Equity
|0.75 / 1.00||
Director of Wesleyan Engaged Deputy and Diversity Officer
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:
The University administered the National Assessment of Collegiate Campus Climates to students and non-academic staff. Academic staff will take the assessment in 2023. The National Assessment of Collegiate Campus Climates (NACCC) is a quantitative survey on campus racial climate. This survey collects data about undergraduate students’ appraisals of institutional commitment to racial equity and diversity, the extent to which they interact meaningfully with diverse others, where and what they learn about race and their feelings of readiness for citizenship in a racially diverse democracy, and other important topics. The NACC assessment for staff examines staff experiences in the higher education workplace, including experiences with racism in the workplace, experiences with professional development programs related to racial learning and literacy, and individuals’ appraisals of institutional commitment to racial equity, diversity, and diversity.
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?:
Does the assessment process address student outcomes related to diversity, equity and success?:
Does the assessment process address employee outcomes related to diversity and equity?:
A brief description of the most recent assessment findings and how the results are used in shaping policy, programs, and initiatives:
The survey results assisted the administration in understanding where we are with DEI and how we compare to peer institutions. It has laid the foundation for next steps which include quantitative assessment with focus groups facilitated by a third party.
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:
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 (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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