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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 Gold
Overall Score 68.58
Liaison Mary Ellen Mallia
Submission Date Jan. 15, 2016
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STARS v2.0

University at Albany
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Tamra Minor
Chief Diversity Officer
Diversity and Inclusion
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Has the institution assessed diversity and equity in terms of campus climate?:
Yes

A brief description of the campus climate assessment(s) :

The University conducted a campus climate survey in 2008. A total of 2,648 undergraduates, 973 graduates, 609 staff members and 335 faculty members participated. The survey covered the following topics: overall satisfaction with the university, sense of connectedness, views about issues related to diversity and experiences of discrimination or harassment. The results of the survey were shared with members of the strategic planning committee and the President's Council on Diversity. The President's Council then drafted a report with findings and recommendations which are now under review and being implemented.


Has the institution assessed student diversity and educational equity?:
Yes

A brief description of the student diversity and educational equity assessment(s):

The survey and report discussed above included student data including composition of the student body and efforts on recruitment/retention.


Has the institution assessed employee diversity and employment equity?:
Yes

A brief description of the employee diversity and employment equity assessment(s):

The survey and report discussed above included data on both the faculty and staff composition and the issues of recruiting, hiring and retaining employees from diverse groups.


Has the institution assessed diversity and equity in terms of governance and public engagement?:
Yes

A brief description of the governance and public engagement assessment(s):

Data on the composition of senior staff was included in the Diversity Council's assessment for the President. The report and recommendations included a discussion of the value of community engaged research and the extra burden placed faculty from diverse groups to perform more service on campus committees.


The website URL where information about the assessment(s) is available:

The findings and recommendations of the President's Council on Diversity can be made available upon request.

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.