Initiative 4: Educational Equity & Accountability
Collaborate with faculty, staff and students to achieve educational equity while sustaining a university-wide system of accountability for LMU’s intercultural and diversity initiatives.
4.1 Equity Scorecard
LMU launched the Equity Scorecard (ES) in September 2002. “The Equity Scorecard is an assessment tool designed to foster institutional change in higher education by helping to close the achievement gap for historically underrepresented students” (Bensimon, 2004, p. 44). The scorecard promotes the development of a university-wide consultative process tailored to the broad-based needs of the institution as well as to specific institutional units and strategic programs. This user-friendly assessment tool focuses attention on four dimensions necessary for institutional planning and decision making: (1) access, (2) retention, (3) educational excellence and (4) institutional viability.
4.2 Faculty Profile
The Faculty Profile supports LMU’s goal to increase ethnic and gender diversity within the academy. The profile contains data that describes full-time faculty and students by college or school and ethnicity and gender.
4.3 Academic Community of Excellence
The Academic Community of Excellence (ACE) is designed to prepare underrepresented students for graduate and professional programs. It consists of five interwoven components: (1) faculty and staff mentoring, (2) workshops on academic strategies, (3) psychological support services, (4) undergraduate research opportunities and (5) scholarly forms and publications. These components work together to increase the graduation rates and cumulative grade point averages of underrepresented students.
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Strategic Goal 4: Educational Equity & Accountability