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 Fall 2018, the first release of the unit-level DEI Metrics reports was distributed to all units with DEI strategic plans, followed by the second release in Fall 2019. 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. One notable improvement was the move away from generational descriptors (e.g., Baby Boomers, Millennials, etc.) as proxies for age to include actual age bands for staff in the dashboard.