Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.46
Liaison Bradley Flamm
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

West Chester University of Pennsylvania
PA-6: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Bradley Flamm
Director of Sustainability
Office of the President
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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:

We participated in the National Assessment of Collegiate Campus Climate Survey(NACCC), a racial climate survey during the spring 2019 semester. The NACCC is a quantitative survey administered annually at colleges and universities to provide data about students’ encounters with racism and racial stress on campus, the extent to which they interact meaningfully with diverse others and where and what they learn about race, their feelings of readiness for citizenship in a racially diverse democracy after college and other relevant topics. The survey was administered by the University of Southern California's Race and Equity Center. The survey began to be administered in Fall 2018 through USC’s Race and Equity Center in partnership with a 1 million dollar gift from the Lumina Foundation and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. The survey content is based on more than a decade of qualitative climate studies at colleges and universities across the county. The survey was administered to all undergraduate students (13,618) at West Chester and had a 23% response rate. It was administered over a 6 week period.


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:

The survey was administered to all undergraduate students (13,618) at West Chester and had a 23% response rate. It was administered over a 6 week period. The report includes recommendations across the following 5 areas of assessment:
• Mattering and Affirmation
• Cross-Racial Engagement
• Racial Learning and Literacy
• Encounters with Racial Stress
• Appraisals of Institutional Commitment


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:

The results were shared with the President's Cabinet on Monday, December 16, 2019. Results were shared with the broader campus community via open forums and other invited presentations beginning in February, 2020 (see https://www.wcupa.edu/_admin/diversityEquityInclusion/newsRelatedLinks.aspx).


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):
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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Margaret (Meg) Hazel, Assistant Director, Equal Opportunity and Title IX Investigator, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. mhazel@wcupa.edu; 610-436-2838.

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