The State of Diversity Report
Tompkins Cortland Community College’s first State of Diversity report was presented in Fall 2008. The DEAC Assessment committee examined various sources of reported data to provide a baseline of information. Written every five years, this Diversity and Equity Action Council document has become more encompassing through the use the College’s Institutional Research data and submitted reports, the Campus Climate survey that was administered by the Office of Diversity Education and Support Services, applicant and FSA data from the Human Resources department; the Quality of Life survey from the Office of Residence Life and Judicial Affairs, as well as information from other areas of the College. The report shows progress since the last State of Diversity report and highlights evolving challenges.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan
The drafting of this new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan, Step Forward, began in the Fall 2016, and is informed by a series of student, faculty, and staff listening sessions, the College’s strategic priorities, the most recent State of Diversity Report, and extensive data analysis. The plan is intended to expand both understanding and actions to address and support the three primary goals of the SUNY System Plan:
- eliminate achievement gaps for minority and low-income students,
- insure that the student population and staff and faculty are representative of the diversity of New York state, and
- recognize the value of international experiences and interactions.
Pulse Campus Climate Survey Summary
The Office of Diversity Education and Support Services (in collaboration with the Diversity Equity and Action Council) has completed three assessments of the campus climate for students of Tompkins Cortland Community College, in 2007, 2010, and 2013. The study had three purposes: (1) to help College officials gain a better understanding of what it is like being a student at Tompkins Cortland; (2) to help college officials be proactive in identifying student concerns; and (3) to provide a benchmark for future examinations of the campus climate at Tompkins Cortland.