Research universities produce and preserve knowledge, often relying on evidence, data, and robust analyses. The UO seeks to incorporate unbiased evaluations of the implementation of strategies and initiatives employed to meet institutional goals relating to diversity, equity and inclusion. The UO seeks to establish key metrics and reporting structures necessary to ensure accountability and an inclusive process of review. 

Evaluation Strategies and Initiatives

  • Require each academic and administrative unit to set goals periodically for diversity, equity, and inclusion that align with the goals of the IDEAL Framework and fit their unique circumstances. 
  • Develop a standard biennial assessment both centrally and the unit level through which leadership can assess successes, challenges, and opportunities in effectuating their diversity, equity, and inclusion goals. 
  • Engage campus departments and programs in evaluating existing diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and efforts, and—through collaboration with the Division of Equity, Inclusion and Diversity—establish appropriate and measurable opportunities for improvement. 
  • Assess the use of communications tools to educate the community on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion; and then develop targets and tactics to improve overall outreach. 
  • Establish intra-university and university-community partnerships based on proven best practices, and identify measurable goals and outcomes for such partnerships. 
  • Create articulable goals for the Division of Equity, Inclusion and Diversity, review and assess the Division’s programmatic activities, and provide a report stressing measurable outcomes. 
  • Align existing university resources expended on diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives with programs and initiatives that have a proven track record of success and impact.