Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.10
Liaison Kimberly Hodge
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Washington and Lee University
PA-6: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Kimberly Hodge
Director of Sustainability Initiatives and Education
Student Affairs
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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?:
Yes

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. We contract with a survey organization to get feedback from all campus employees every three years.


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?:
Yes

Does the assessment process address student outcomes related to diversity, equity and success?:
Yes

Does the assessment process address employee outcomes related to diversity and equity?:
Yes

A brief description of the most recent assessment findings and how the results are used in shaping policy, programs, and initiatives:

In January 2019, we signed a contract with Gallagher and began the process of developing our campus climate survey. In a series of four meetings the campus climate subcommittee worked with Gallagher to develop the survey. After that process, the subcommittee and the consultants from Gallagher submitted the survey to the entire UCICC.

W&L Respondents: 742 (72% overall response rate)
Faculty (n=250): 71% response rate
Staff (n=492): 72% response rate
Possible W&L Respondents: 1,032
Administration Period: March 5 to March 22
Administration Method: Online

Most of the survey was built on a Likert-scale agree/disagree format. These questions asked about job satisfaction, as well as demographic status (such as gender, race, age, job category). Two open-ended questions also asked: "If you could tell The University Committee on Inclusiveness and Campus Climate (UCICC) anything, what would it be?"
"If you could change two things at W&L what would they be and how would you change them?"

The data collected from these items are used to inform HR, UCICC, and OIE programs and engagement with the community.


Are the results of the most recent structured diversity and equity assessment shared with the campus community?:
Yes

A brief description of how the assessment results are shared with the campus community:

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

The data collected are 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 (or a summary of the results) of the most recent structured diversity and equity assessment publicly posted?:
Yes

The diversity and equity assessment report or summary (upload):
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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:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Additional analysis of the 2019 survey will take place in summer of 2020. Updated results will be listed on the President's website.

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