Using data and stories to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion at the University of Minnesota

Monday, October 30, 2017

Friday, November 17, 402 Walter Library, 8:00 am check- in, 8:30 am - 2:30 pm sessions 

The conference is free and open to all UMN faculty and staff, including those from system campuses. Registration is required. Please register here by November 13th, 2017. 

Join us for an inaugural one-day Twin Cities campus conference. Providing insights on why data and stories matter to the work of advancing equity, diversity and inclusion decisions affecting students, faculty and staff, we will explore the content of currently available data from institutional research, where the data can be found, and how we might consider using it. 

As the University of Minnesota advances its work on equity , diversity, and inclusion data and stories become important tools influencing this work. The work of our institutional equity and diversity is organized around three strategic priorities: 

  • Increasing representational diversity 
  • Improving campus climate 
  • Leveraging strategic partnerships and initiatives 

Many datasets are available at our institution including SERU, Grad SERU and the Employee Engagement survey results and those with the Office for Institutional Research (OIR). The conference will include rapid-fire presentations by campus speakers and data experts over two sessions. We will end with a small group work session on data topics such as undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, employee engagement, institutional data, and a large group discussion of next steps. 


SESSION 1: Diversity  Data  Stories: Why does Diversity Data matter?
Rapid-fire stories of data impacts on diversity-related decision-making from across U disciplines

SESSION 2: Snapshots and insights into U of M’s diversity data, where it is located and how it might be accessed
Introduction to data on representational  diversity and campus related to students, faculty and staff

SESSION 3: Small Groups: Identifying gaps/needs in practical use of available data
Facilitated work session with experts 

SESSION 4: Large Group: Where do we go from here?
Next steps

Hosted by:
The Diversity Community of Practice Assessment Committee

Sponsored by:
Office for Equity and Diversity
College of Education and Human Development 
School of Nursing

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"Perspectives" stories are the views and opinions of their authors and do not necessarily reflect any official position of the University of Minnesota.