We rely on a common set of objectives that reflect our values as an institution and create a consistent experience for our community. The criteria represent a large and diverse array of perspectives to ensure that we are widely accountable. 

Our Criteria: 

Climate Metrics

  • Those metrics that measure current attitudes, behaviors and standards of faculty, staff and students (undergrad, grad & professional) regarding the access for, inclusion of and level of respect for individual and group needs, abilities and potential. 
    • Sense of belonging 
      • General sense of feeling welcomed, respected and valued 
    • Fair treatment 
      • The extent to which constituents perceive university procedures, interactions and outcomes to be fair in nature 
    • Net Promoter Score (Recommendation score) 
      •  A measure of satisfaction and loyalty, designed to gauge willingness to recommend university/department/job to others 

Compositional Metrics – Only for Faculty/Staff 

  • Current composition with tracking for: 
    • Turnover rates 
      • Percentage of staff/faculty leaving the university within a certain period of time 
    • Diverse candidate pools 
      • Percentage of staff/faculty joining the university within a certain period of time 

Metrics will be broken down and analyzed by demographics (i.e. race/ethnicity, gender, disability status and other identities depending on population size and available data).