Strategic Goal 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.
Aligned with LMU Goals
- Live an institutional commitment to Catholicism and the Judeo- Christian Tradition
- Promote academic excellence
- Provide a liberal education
- Foster a student-centered university
Equity is the point at which a particular ethnic group’s representation across all academic indicators, such as majors, programs, honors, graduation and degrees awarded, is fairly equal to the group’s representation in the student body. Assessment reveals the effectiveness of LMU’s intercultural and diversity initiatives and conveys the results of the research to the campus community. Campus-wide awareness increases support for inclusive excellence and encourages the campus community to play a strategic role in helping LMU achieve its mission.
Accountability in higher education means that “colleges and universities are responsible for conducting their affairs so that the outcomes are worth the cost. It implies that institutional effort would be directed toward appropriate goals and that the outcomes should be consistent with these goals and should be achieved at minimum cost. It also implies that an institution should report evidence on the degree to which it is achieving its mission” (Bowen, as cited in Jacobi, Astin and Ayala, 1987, P. 1).
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Initiative 4: Educational Equity & Accountability