Developing, analyzing and monitoring data to track faculty hiring, retention, promotion and satisfaction is critical to the success of the EDEI. Deans, Chairs, ADVANCE and the Office of Institute Diversity will use the data for annual discussions to monitor progress toward the EDEI goals (equity, diversity and excellence) and to inform recommendations to improve faculty hiring, retention, promotion and satisfaction outcomes.
The major components include:
a) Data collection and tracking
Identify metrics and expand data categories to track faculty retention, advancement, and satisfaction (including surveys for faculty leaving Tech and potential hires who have turned down offers)
b) Data driven recommendations
Based on the collected data, the ADVANCE Professors and OID will work with and advise the Provost, Deans, and other members of the administration to identify issues, problems and solutions.
• Produce reliable statistics about faculty across units according to gender, rank, etc. over time
• Reveal progress with increased representation by women at all ranks
• Reveal differences/similarities in salary/ space/policy adjustments
• Annual meetings with ADVANCE Professors, OID and the Provost to discuss strategies for improving the climate and institute best practices regarding equity and diversity