Establishing benchmarks against which to measure progress is one of six priority areas in Brown’s Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion action plan. The University has committed to pursue more robust and extensive data collection to supplement existing data Brown already collects. The summary table below outlines how Brown will collect these data. It identifies the responsible office(s) for this work and provides updates on the progress of each effort.

Progress on Action Steps

Knowledge
Action Responsible Unit Progress
Define and delineate HUG

Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Institutional Research

A working group has been established to review current definitions and data collection and reporting processes. Specifically, the working group is working on delineating and articulating aspects of identity that are salient to students, faculty and staff but that are not fully captured from enrollment data information (e.g., LGBTQ, disability, religious, socioeconomic and other identities).

Updated: Feb 27, 2017

A working group has been established to review current definitions and data collection and reporting processes.

Updated: Nov 30, 2016

A working group was established to review current definitions, data collection and reporting processes.

Updated: Aug 30, 2016

The data working group has been established and will convene in March with the expectation that it will produce a concrete set of actions by the end of March.

Updated: Mar 16, 2016

A working group will be established in spring 2016 to review current definitions, data collection, and reporting processes.

Updated: Mar 3, 2016
Conduct a university-wide campus climate study

Office of the Provost, Human Resources, Office of Institutional Research

To unpack the results of the climate studies conducted in Spring 2016, OIDI is currently preparing to collect qualitative data via focus groups and structured qualitative interviews with students, faculty, and staff from respective administrative and academic departments and units. 

Updated: Feb 27, 2017

Climate studies were conducted in Spring 2016 for students, faculty and staff. Student findings now available at https://www.brown.edu/.../campus-climate-analysis

Data for staff and faculty will be available this Fall 2016.

Updated: Nov 30, 2016

Climate studies were conducted in Spring 2016 for students, faculty and staff. Student findings are currently available at Campus Climate Analysis. Data for staff and faculty will be available Fall 2016.

Updated: Aug 30, 2016

OIR has established a set of baseline questions for campus climate studies to administer to undergraduate, graduate, and medical students, parents, and faculty.

Updated: Mar 16, 2016

The Office of Institutional Research will leverage existing surveys administered to students, faculty, and parents to study campus climate. A survey will be distributed to staff in June 2016.

Updated: Mar 3, 2016