Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.94
Liaison Jane Stewart
Submission Date March 3, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Washington and Lee University
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Elizabeth Knapp
Associate Provost
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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:

Students are surveyed in Campus Climate Surveys. University Committee on Inclusiveness and Campus Climate tracks diversity numbers from admissions, HR, Deans Offices. ModernThink surveys all campus employees every three years.

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:

In February 2015, all staff and faculty at Washington and Lee University were invited to participate in a third customized campus climate survey. This survey, which has been conducted every three years since 2009, was conducted by an independent research firm, ModernThink, which gathers data for The Chronicle of Higher Education's Great Colleges to Work Program. Fifty-two percent of the University community participated in the most recent survey.

The ModernThink survey delineates the various groups on campus - faculty, administration, staff, operations, etc - and asks questions associated with job satisfaction, fairness in compensation and benefits, and whether or not you feel/have felt discriminated against. Qualitative responses are collected, as well.

The data collected is shared with the entire campus community in an open forum. Additionally, senior administration and HR use the data to determine areas in which to improve. The most recent results have been informative and instrumental in shaping our current diversity initiatives for campus.

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:

UCICC information posted on the President's website every year.

Results of ModernThink are reported with the community in person and published online.

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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