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
|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).
A working group has been established to review current definitions and data collection and reporting processes.
A working group was established to review current definitions, data collection and reporting processes.
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.
A working group will be established in spring 2016 to review current definitions, data collection, and reporting processes.
|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.
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.
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.
OIR has established a set of baseline questions for campus climate studies to administer to undergraduate, graduate, and medical students, parents, and faculty.
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.