Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.15
Liaison Ashley Woolman
Submission Date April 8, 2022

STARS v2.2

Western Colorado University
PA-6: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Kevin Alexander
Associate VP
Academic 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:

We conducted a Campus Climate Survey for Diversity Equity Inclusion using the third party, Culture Journey. That was completed in 2020. We have also conducted the Campus Pride Index in 2021.


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:

We found a low score in the Campus Pride Index and have been meeting with all constituents on campus to develop ways to improve our score.
The Campus Climate Survey resulted in DEI being brought into shared governance, the development of a Vice President of Inclusivity position, improving campus lighting and the development of security cameras(in RFP stage currently).


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:

Using our campus wide email, these results were deiminated. Additionally, Campus Pride Index is posted on their website.


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:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Our DEII committee was moved into shared governance this past year. In the past two years, they developed theses assessments along with leading the effort for the development of the Vice President of Inclusivity position.

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