Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Data Support
Since Year One of the DEI Strategic Plan implementation, ODEI has partnered with the Office of Budget and Planning and University Human Resources to build a repository of diversity-, equity- and inclusion-related data. In Year Five, the development and release of annual unit-level metrics reports was advanced, with the fourth set of reports sent in spring 2021 to align with the annual DEI Strategic Plan reporting process.
The metrics reports provided to multiple stakeholders in the 50 units with DEI strategic plans will inform the upcoming evaluation of the five-year strategic plan and continuing DEI efforts, as we move toward the next DEI strategic plan initiative, DEI 2.0. Previously, the first and second release of the unit-level DEI Metrics reports (2018 and 2019, respectively) were distributed to all units with DEI strategic plans in the fall. The third set of unit-level DEI Metrics reports was released in summer 2020.
Metrics identified for ongoing tracking on key dimensions of DEI—at both the university and unit level—draw on several sources of institutional data. All units with DEI strategic plans received data on demographic composition and climate survey indicators. In addition, academic units received graduation and enrollment data for students as well as tenure-status data for faculty.
In Year Three, ODEI further optimized the DEI Metrics Dashboard, which was launched in Year Two through the collaborative efforts of ODEI, Information and Technology Services and the Office of Budget and Planning as a tool for generating unit-based DEI metrics reports. The dashboard shifted from generational descriptors (e.g., Baby Boomers, Millennials, etc.) as proxies for age to actual age bands for staff.