Diversity Assessment for IU
On June 1, 2015, the Office of the Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (OVPDEMA) launched an external diversity assessment for Indiana University. This assessment includes IU Bloomington, IUPUI, IU East, IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, IU South Bend, IU Southeast, and OVPDEMA.
The purpose of the survey is to conduct a four-part assessment to include a thorough evaluation of all diversity, inclusion, and inclusive excellence efforts and programs over the last five years for each campus; a comprehensive assessment of retention-graduation/student success initiatives and efforts across each campus; a current comparative status/performance on inclusive excellence in terms of peers for IU Bloomington and IUPUI; and an evaluation of the organizational capacity, effectiveness, and impact of OVPDEMA. An outside consultant, Halualani and Associates, will conduct the diversity assessment to ensure an objective and comprehensive valuation.
The diversity assessment will serve as a baseline measurement for Indiana University in diversity achievement and progress which will provide information to further our efforts for strategic planning university wide.
The diversity assessment work is led by Dr. Yolanda Treviño and a collaborate team of OVPDEMA leadership and each of the Campus Diversity Officers in support of their respective campuses as well our external partner, Halualani & Associates. Learn more about the partners below.
About the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs
The Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs strives to foster an inclusive environment that promotes and nurtures diversity, broadly defined on all campuses of Indiana University. Our goal is to promote an environment where faculty, staff, students, and postdocs can do, as often stated by former IU President Herman B Wells, “their best work.” We achieve this by strategically focusing on three critical areas:
- Recruitment and retention of faculty and staff, and recruitment, retention, and timely completion of undergraduate and graduate students;
- Promoting a welcoming and positive campus climate;
- Engaging in outreach and advocacy locally and nationally.
Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of Indiana University’s mission to provide broad access to its outstanding educational opportunities for its students and postdocs and career opportunities for faculty and staff.
The Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs provides a variety of services and supports many programs designed to carry out this mission. OVPDEMA is committed to the belief that a place of higher learning and opportunity requires the presence of a supportive environment that nourishes, promotes, and fosters inclusion and diversity.
About Campus Chief Diversity Officers
The following individuals are responsible for guiding efforts to conceptualize, define, assess, nurture, and cultivate diversity as an institutionalized and educational resource on each of their perspective campuses.
IU South Bend:
About Halualani & Associates
Halualani & Associates was founded by a sister-brother team who bring together the worlds of academia and business. The combination of academic rigor and business acumen provide a unique blending of experience, expertise, and perspectives to provide clients with innovative, results-oriented solutions. Each of the principals of the company have over 20 years of experience conducting research, developing methodologies, and conducting consulting engagements. They have provided an array of services to institutions of higher education from diversity mapping and strategic planning to assessing campus climate.