Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.88
Liaison Dedee DeLongpre Johnston
Submission Date June 3, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Wake Forest University
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Barbee Oakes
Assistant Provost for Diversity and Inclusion
Office of the Provost
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Has the institution assessed diversity and equity in terms of campus climate?:

A brief description of the campus climate assessment(s) :

In partnership with the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) is currently (Spring 2015) administering the Diverse Learning Environments Survey (DLE), a student climate assessment. Administered to sophomores and juniors only, the DLE is designed to gather information about the attitudes and perceptions of students regarding various issues related to social and academic life. The survey will gather data to benchmark institutional strengths and opportunities for improvement as related to campus climate and ultimately influence the strategic goals and initiatives of the ODI, Division of Campus Life, and other offices and units that support student success.

Has the institution assessed student diversity and educational equity?:

A brief description of the student diversity and educational equity assessment(s):

Has the institution assessed employee diversity and employment equity?:

A brief description of the employee diversity and employment equity assessment(s):

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) employs the Equity Scorecard Project, an initiative adapted from research from the Center for Urban Education at USC, to evaluate the state of equity among staff members at the institution. Using institutional data dissaggregated by race, ethnicity, and gender, the project examines inequities in representation across cabinet-level units and among various levels of leadership. The project involves an evidence team of 12 staff members who provide strategic direction regarding the strategic and communication processes. Currently, a state of equity report is being compiled by ODI and will be presented to the campus community during the upcoming academic year. The project will culminate with an action planning phase, which will inform the next phase of the Strategic Plan to Foster Diversity and Inclusion.

Has the institution assessed diversity and equity in terms of governance and public engagement?:

A brief description of the governance and public engagement assessment(s):

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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 or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.