Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.83
Liaison Leslie North
Submission Date Jan. 9, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Western Kentucky University
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 1.00 Christian Ryan
Sustainability Coordinator
WKU
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Has the institution assessed diversity and equity in terms of campus climate?:
Yes

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

Diversity and inclusion is a shared responsibility of every member of the Western Kentucky University (WKU) campus community. The mission of the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion (OIDI) is to provide resources to the campus community and the external community that promote inclusive excellence, access and social justice for all.

In 2014, the WKU Student Campus Diversity Survey was developed and administered specifically to gather data relevant to the WKU campus diversity climate; attitudes with respect to fairness, inclusiveness, equality, and sensitivity; student experience with diversity; and beliefs and attitudes about diversity on campus. The survey instrument contained five sections: demographic information, campus experience, perceptions of diversity on campus including inclusion and fairness, diversity in the classroom, and perceptions about one’s academic experience.

Executive Summary here:
http://www.wku.edu/dec/wku-student-diversity-report-july-2014-executive-summary.pdf


Has the institution assessed student diversity and educational equity?:
Yes

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

The Office of Institutional Research conducts yearly analysis of student and faculty demographics, including gender, ethnicity, age, and even geographic origin. This enables WKU to track trends in enrollment and retention for these demographics. This information is used by the Office of Diversity to develop a Diversity Plan, and supporting programs to improve recruitment and academic success and retention of underserved and diverse populations.
The WKU Diversity Plan can be reviewed here: http://www.wku.edu/dec/wkudiversityplan.php


Has the institution assessed employee diversity and employment equity?:
Yes

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

The Office of Institutional Research conducts yearly analysis of student and faculty demographics, including gender, ethnicity, age, and even geographic origin. This enables WKU to track faculty and staff recruitment and retention trends, as well as inform the development of a Diversity Plan that guides strategies for recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff population.
The WKU Diversity Plan can be reviewed here: http://www.wku.edu/dec/wkudiversityplan.php


Has the institution assessed diversity and equity in terms of governance and public engagement?:
No
+ Date Revised: Feb. 23, 2015

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

The WKU Diversity Plan can be reviewed here: http://www.wku.edu/dec/wkudiversityplan.php


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

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