Goal-Related Metrics

University-wide Metrics

With regard to the three goals of the Strategic Plan, the university will track and publish overall metrics relating to the three goals. Potential items being considered for the university-wide, goal-related metrics include:

Diversity

Makeup of freshman class, diversity of faculty at all levels, diversity of staff, diversity of workforce overall, diversity of students overall, completion rates for all students at all levels

Equity

Number of reported incidents, reports on adverse impacts

Inclusion

Results on U-M climate measures of faculty, staff and students

Rackham-specific Metrics We Are Considering

Diversity

  • Diversity and make-up of graduate student population (master’s, Ph.D.)
  • Diversity and make-up of Rackham Merit Fellows selected/admitted by programs
  • Program- and faculty-level participation in activities, offerings, and resources to support diversity (e.g., workshops on recruitment and admissions, diversity grants programs, Faculty Allies program)
  • Diversity and make-up of Rackham staff
  • Staff-level participation in resources to support diversity (e.g., educational offerings and experiences, committees and task forces, other programming)

Equity

  • Completion rates across students from diverse demographic backgrounds; trends across Rackham divisions, schools/colleges/units, and graduate programs
  • Results on selected items from Rackham Program Review surveys and other Rackham research surveys (related to equitable academic and professional opportunities, funding); examination of demographic group differences when possible
  • Results on climate survey of Rackham staff (e.g., around equitable opportunities for professional support, growth, and development)

Inclusion

  • Results on selected items from Rackham Program Review student surveys and other Rackham research surveys with students (related to climate, mentoring, sense of community and belonging); examination of trends over time; examination of demographic group differences when possible
  • Program- and faculty-level participation in resources to support inclusion and equity (e.g., mentoring workshops and support activities, Rackham Faculty Allies)
  • Results on climate survey of Rackham staff (around inclusive climate and community experiences)
  • Participation of a range of Rackham staff across Rackham staff committees, other staff decision-making bodies, and initiatives at Rackham and university levels
  • Input from program faculty (grad chairs/directors, department chairs, Rackham Faculty Allies) around their views of DE&I in their programs, as well as their feelings of clarity and inclusion in their work and collaboration with Rackham (through surveys and documented feedback in Chairs’ and Rackham Faculty Allies’ meetings)
  • Input from academic program staff (Graduate Coordinators and others) around clarity and inclusion in their work and collaboration with Rackham (e.g., through surveys and documented feedback in Graduate Coordinators’ meetings)