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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.68
Liaison Jeanne Gulnick
Submission Date July 18, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Saint Joseph's College - ME
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Nancy Kristiansen
Online Business Program Director
Saint Joseph's On-line
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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:

1)HR conducts "The Great Colleges to Work For" cultural assessment on an annual basis and findings are used to improve the employment experience at the college. 2)HR formed a Compensation Committee to assess and develop a comprehensive strategy for fair, consistent, up-to-date and equitable compensation structures. 3)The required course, Environmental Science ES300, conducts the assessment and sustainbability culture assessment.


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:

HR assessed and then implemented a comprehensive strategy action plan for fair, consistent, up-to-date and equitable compensation structures.

HR conducts the Chronicle for Higher Education's "Great Colleges to Work For" assessment in alignment with goals in the SUSTAINING THE PROMISE STRATEGIC PLAN.


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:

The assessment results of the compensation assessment were shared across the campus community and resulted in pay increases for many who were found to be underpaid according to the standards.

The results are shared with the campus community via the President's annual Fall address to the college community, reports to the Management Council and to the Board of Trustees.


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:
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The website URL where the report or summary is publicly posted:
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.