Definitions, Programs, Committees, Assessment Activities, Results, and Recommendations
- Cal Poly's Diversity Learning Objectives
- Cal Poly "Definition" of Diversity, Cal Poly 'Statement on Diversity"
- Diversity Learning Objective Assessment Committee (DLO) (2008-11)
Charge, Plans and Assessment Activities
- Inclusive Excellence at Cal Poly
"The Making Excellence Inclusive initiative is designed to help colleges and universities fully integrate their diversity and educational quality efforts and embed them into the core of academic mission and institutional functioning."
All Students who complete an undergraduate or graduate program at Cal Poly should be able to make reasoned decisions based on a respect and appreciation for diversity. Students should be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of relationships between diversity, inequality, and social, economic, and political power both in the United States and globally
- Demonstrate knowledge of contributions made by individuals from diverse and/or underrepresented groups to our local, national, and global communities
- Consider perspectives of diverse groups when making decisions
- Function as members of society and as professionals with people who have ideas, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors that are different from their own
"The definition of diversity is specifically inclusive of, but not limited to, an individual's race/ethnicity, sex/gender, socioeconomic status, cultural heritage, disability and sexual orientation.
"For students preparing to embark upon work and life in the 21st century, a critical element of a well-rounded education is the ability to understand and to function effectively in a diverse and increasingly interdependent global society. … it is in the compelling interest of Cal Poly, the state, and the nation to provide our students with an education that is rich with a diversity of ideas, perspectives, and experiences."
DLO Committee Charge: Assessing Diversity
- Provide a direct assessment of student learning, as opposed to a campus climate survey
- Measure the totality of diversity learning at Cal Poly, as opposed to the learning that takes place in one course
- Pay specific attention to measuring the "value-added" of a Cal Poly education to student attainment of the diversity learning objectives
- Identify clear recommendations for improvement in areas where students are falling short of expectations
|Fall 2008||Development of a draft of assessment protocols (questions, instructions, and scoring rubrics)|
Diversity Learning Objective (DLO)#2 WORD Document - Questionnaire for DLO 2
Diversity Learning Objective(DLO) #3 WORD Document - Questionnaire for DLO3
Diversity Learning Objective #4 WORD document - Sample questions for freshmen and senior focus groups.
Statistical analysis of baseline assessment data
Preparation of Preliminary Report on the Baseline Assessment of the Diversity Learning Objectives
Draft Executive Summary
For the full report, contact Dan Villegas, Chair of the DLO Committee