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Self-study of all university efforts related to equity, inclusion, and diversity
In the summer of 2011, President Ray called for a comprehensive self-study that would engage the Oregon State community in examining equity, inclusion, and diversity efforts university-wide. This directive stemmed from President Ray’s recognition that particular organizational developments presented a timely opportunity to assess and transform our approach for greater effectiveness.
The scope and ambition of this process are unprecedented for the university. While there have been numerous evaluation and planning efforts related to equity, inclusion, and diversity none has been as comprehensive or as engaging.
- Summer 2011: An initial "Thinking Group" helps to shape the objectives and recommend a process.
- Fall 2011: The Self-study Core Team begins the self-study process by drafting a proposed vision, conducting a review of promising practices at comparator institutions, examining what data the university should collect and analyze on an ongoing basis, and considering how the university should regularly assess the climate.
- Fall 2011-Winter 2012: The self-study team, the Office of Equity and Inclusion staff, and countless volunteers conduct numerous forums to engage with and obtain the perspectives of members of the university community.
- Spring-Summer 2012: The core team analyzes data and writes the self-study. The report reviews the framework employed by the self-study team, outlines the process for collecting qualitative and quantitative data, and identifies significant goals for the university to pursue. Additional information is also included as appendices.
- Fall 2012: An outside team of experts reviews our conclusions and assess our institutional capacity to enact our vision and realize our goals.
- Winter 2013: The self-study team prepares a final report that highlights key objectives for the university to pursue.
Please contact the Office of Equity and Inclusion with questions about the self-study process.