Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.64
Liaison Casey Meehan
Submission Date Dec. 22, 2020

STARS v2.2

Western Technical College
PA-6: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Casey Meehan
Director of Sustainability and Resilience
Sustainability
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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:

Western deploys several tools. Our main tool is an equity report compiled by our equity and inclusion office. This is also in conjunction with state requirements to compile an equity report.

Additionally, Western tracks key results within our strategic plan to provide us with data on achievement gaps within graduation, course completion and retention.


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?:
No

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?:
No

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

Our data suggest that there are equity gaps within student outcomes. As a result, we are conducting a equity audit of all college policies to identify potential unintended barriers to our underserved populations.


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:

Shared via leadership forum meetings and townhall meetings open to the entire campus community. We also incorporate this data into our "data summits" which is part of our ongoing continuous improvement process.


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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