Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.29
Liaison Olivia Shehan
Submission Date Aug. 18, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Wellesley College
PAE-7: Measuring Campus Diversity Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Patrick Willoughby
Sustainability Director
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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):

Consortium on High Achievement and Success (CHAS) Campus Climate Surveys:
The survey asked students of all four classes to rate their satisfaction with various aspects of campus life, their participation in different activities, and, in particular, their interactions with students unlike themselves and the sense of community that exists on their campus.

An External Review of Multi-cultural Services conducted in the winter/spring of 2007 by a team of external reviewers from peer institutions

Summaries of other campus surveys, e.g., First Year Students’, Sophomore, Enrolled Student, LGBT.

Senior exit interviews

Detailed summaries from 17 focus groups held on campus between November-December 2009 that included over 200 students, staff members, and faculty members.

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:

To arrive at their recommendations with an understanding and appreciation of the multiple viewpoints and needs of our students and community, the committee used data collected from multiple focus groups in previous surveys. In its final report, the Core Committee identified and outlined four Strategic Directions focused on the themes of student success, leadership development, affirmation and collaboration, and diversity and inclusion. These recommendations were then considered by the IDIS External Advisory Committee whose work was to identify the qualities or characteristics of the kind of organizational structure that matched the new vision and strategic directions.

The website URL where information about the assessment(s) is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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