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The Diversity Appraisal Process

The Diversity Appraisal in many ways fulfills the goals of the Diversity Compact, which asked the University to undertake a critical assessment of the way in which we carry out diversity work. Answering a request by students groups to reaffirm the University’s commitment to diversity in the wake of initiative 200, President Richard McCormick, the Board of Regents, student leaders, and administrators signed a Diversity Compact at the Multicultural Alumni Partnership Breakfast on October 21, 2000. They pledged to enhance the diversity of the campus through specific initiatives in outreach, retention, curriculum, and climate.

In December 2003, President Lee Huntsman issued a call to all units of the University to prepare reports on their diversity initiatives. Vice President and Vice Provost Nancy “Rusty” Barceló and a Diversity Appraisal Steering Committee asked that reports address three core questions to guide these reviews:

  1. How is diversity a visible and active part of your units?
  2. What are the specific ways that diversity is integrated into your academic mission in regard to your curricula, your undergraduate and graduate students, your faculty, and staff?
  3. What are the ways in which you have structured your unit so that diversity is institutionalized as part of your criteria for success?

Units from all three campuses engaged in self-assessments. The outcomes of this process are highlighted on this website.

Diversity Appraisal Report

(PDF Version)

Preface: Why Diversity Matters

  1. Steering Committee Observations, Challenges, and Priority Recommendations
  2. Overview: Appraising Diversity
  3. Leadership for Diversity
  4. Diversity in Student Access and Opportunities
  5. Diversity in Student Development and Retention
  6. Diversity in Engagement with External Communities
  7. Staff Diversity
  8. Faculty Diversity
  9. Diversity in Curriculum
  10. Diversity and Research
  11. Diversity and Climate


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Unit Reports

Colleges and Schools


Administrative Units, Associations, and Projects


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