Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 62.77
Liaison Lindsay Crum
Submission Date June 29, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Yale University
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.63 / 1.00 Amber Garrard
Education & Outreach Manager
Yale 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:

The Workplace Survey provides the university with information on commitment, decision making, development, diversity, innovation, leadership, performance management, productivity, rewards, and teamwork.


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)?:
No

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 data is used by Yale’s eight affinity groups to create educations programs and workshops, Mentoring Programs, discussion groups focused on creating an inclusive culture with a focus on the following demographics; Race, Age, Military Status, Gender, Generation, Disability and Sexual Orientation. The DiversAbility at Yale (DAY) affinity group, aimed to support persons with a disability and their allies, was instrumental in the create of an annual program in support of National Disability Awareness Month, which resulted in 16 programs and events.


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:

Yes, the results are shared in several formats: University website, University-wide email, Town Hall style meetings by Division leader, Departmental informational sessions and a Managerial newsletter, designed to communicate the results and expectations related to creating unit specific action plans.


Are the results (or a summary of the results) of the most recent structured diversity and equity assessment publicly posted?:
No

The diversity and equity assessment report or summary:
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The website URL where the report or summary is publicly posted:
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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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