Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.52
Liaison Seth Vidana
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Western Washington University
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Seth Vidaña
Director of Sustainability
Office of 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:

2017 HERI Campus Climate Assessment for Faculty, Students, and Staff. During the 2016‐17 academic year, leaders at Western Washington University (Western) approached the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) about conducting a comprehensive campus climate assessment that included surveys administered to faculty, students, and staff. Staff from HERI worked closely with the Western’s Equal Opportunity Office for this project


Does the assessment process address campus climate by engaging stakeholders to assess the attitudes, perceptions and behaviors of faculty, staff, administrators and students, including the experiences of underrepresented groups?:
Yes

Does the assessment process address student outcomes related to diversity, equity and success (e.g. graduation/success and retention rates for underrepresented groups)?:
Yes

Does the assessment process address employee outcomes related to diversity and equity (e.g. pay and retention rates for underrepresented groups)?:
Yes

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

The 2017 HERI Campus Climate Assessment for Faculty, Students, and Staff gathered enough data to result in the recognition of the need for a further employee salary and gender equity survey to be conducted. A request for funding to hire a consultant has been submitted the University Planning and Resources Council (UPRC) for consideration. It is hoped that funding will be approved and the survey will be conducted within the next twelve months.


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:

Assessment results are shared via email, in the Western Today daily electronic newsletter, and on the EOO 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:
The website URL where the report or summary is publicly posted:
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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