We cannot truly serve our community without knowing and understanding the numbers and trends. Compositional and Campus Climate data can shed incredible insight on daily impacts, inequitable practices, and a misalignment of values. We cannot be the inclusive campus we hope to be without knowing how we are doing, what is going well, and what could be better.
As part of this mission, we have assembled a taskforce to create a DEI data domain that will support evidence-based decision making toward the University of Iowa DEI Action Plan, and DEI components of institutional and organizational unit strategic plans. The DEI data domain goals are outlined below.
A DEI data domain enables:
- The university and organizational units to promote and raise awareness of the commitment to DEI.
- Integrated DEI information so campus decision makers can get data more efficiently while ensuring consistency and integrity in the utilization of the data throughout campus.
- Evidence-based decision making via a robust set of DEI-related institutional records and available self-reported data across all campus populations.
- Improved DEI information to help us better understand the constituencies we serve, allow us to improve assessment of our efforts, and guide our strategies for additional assessment needs and program planning.
- Consolidated and integrated DEI information to help the institution uncover hidden patterns, stories we’ve missed, and gaps in our knowledge, enabling us to adjust our strategies as needed.
- Transparency and consistency through shared definitions, data sourcing, and business rules that speak to quality of data and appropriate use.
- Progress to be communicated regularly and consistently across campus.
- DEI metrics to be communicated via reports, visualizations, and exploratory analytics to provide current perspective, longitudinal analysis, and directional shifts in progress toward actionable DEI outcomes.
- Tracking and reporting at all organizational levels within the institution.
Learn more about the DEI Data Taskforce's Charge or check out various data sources here at the University of Iowa below.
Available Data and Reports
Available Data and Reports
The University of Iowa will assess its campus climate for all stakeholders every two years. For the administration of the Faculty and Staff 2020 Campus Climate Survey, a team of partners from across campus formed in fall 2019 to reshape the previous survey instrument and process. The goal of this group was to help enhance the University of Iowa community’s understanding of strengths and areas of growth related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this 2020 survey, we would assess faculty, staff, and postdoctoral scholar experiences related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in order to:
- Gain a systematic understanding of campus climate.
- Establish a tool for measuring changes in campus climate over time.
- Advance and shape university and unit/college strategic plans.
- Ensure people of all social identities feel welcome and supported in their professional development and advancement.
Professional students, graduate students, and undergraduates students will complete a campus climate survey in spring 2021.
NOTE: In 2018, the University of Iowa conducted its first comprehensive diversity, equity, and inclusion climate survey process. As part of this process, a survey instrument was developed for faculty and staff, professional students, and postdoctoral scholars. The data from these surveys in combination with the Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) and The Graduate Student Experience in the Research University (GradSERU) surveys as well as eight strategic listening sessions, allowed the University of Iowa to have a first glance at campus climate related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Due to various differences in the survey administration and data collection in 2018 from 2020, we cannot draw direct comparisons between the two data sets.
In 2018, the Charter Committee on Diversity led by Sarah Bruch, then an assistant professor of sociology and Angie Lamb, assistant director in academic support & retention, collaborated with the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the Office of the Provost to conduct a comprehensive data collection process to assess campus climate, the reports on which can be found below.
Each of the below reports describe selected findings from the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion climate surveys and also summarizes suggestions collected from the Strategic Listening Sessions. The reports summarize the responses as a whole, and also provide disaggregated responses by social identities and characteristics, such as race, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, citizenship status, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, and political ideology.
The FY19 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Digest represents a comprehensive, albeit not exhaustive, digital mapping of current DEI initiatives on the University of Iowa campus. It is a joint project of the Office of the Provost and the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, with extensive input from campus stakeholders.
The DEI Digest project was designed to:
Assemble a robust inventory of existing campus-wide DEI-related activities and objectives.
Facilitate an assessment of campus-wide strengths and areas of opportunity.
Enhance collaboration across units.
Create a comprehensive profile of current DEI-related activities to assist with the search for and orientation of the associate vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion position.
The following report provides an overview of initiatives submitted by central units, colleges, and individuals. Additionally, the Office of the Provost staff reviewed university websites and to augment the entries.
Feel free to download this comprehensive and easily searchable PDF
Total UI Student Enrollment
Total student enrollment of 32,535 (undergraduate, graduate, and professionals)
UI Student Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity, Fall 2019
*data pulled from the 2019 Office of the Registrar's "Facts at a Glance" Report
|African American or Black||948||3.0%|
|Alaskan Native or American Indian||61||0.2%|
|Hispanic or Latinx||2,301||7.1%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||20||0.1%|
|Two or More Races||1,003||3.1%|
|White (Non-Hispanic), or Unknown Race||24,168||74.2%|
UI Student Enrollment by Disability, Fall 2019
*data pulled from the 2019 Student Disability Services Report
Other Numbers to Consider:
- In Fall 2019, there were 5,962 (18.3%) of first generation undergraduates enrolled
- There are 2,465 veterans, dependents and active-duty service members attending the UI as of Fall 2019
Other Campus Data Resources:
Office of the Registrar Student Profile: Additional information about veterans, students with disabilities, sex and gender, etc. is available at the link above. The enrollment numbers listed in the Student Profile are the number of students who self-report.
University of Iowa Data Digest: The Data Digest provides comprehensive quantitative information about various aspects of the university, including students, faculty, and budget. It is meant to serve as a source of official numbers.
If you would like information that is not in a published report, please make a request through the University's Open Records Office. University of Iowa departments may use the Internal Student Data Request form (valid hawkid and password needed) to make a request.
The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity prepares a number of reports on behalf of the University of Iowa related to the diversity of the university’s workforce and the diversity efforts and accomplishments of its faculty, staff, and students. The office assists faculty members needing UI diversity data for their applications for federal/state grants or contracts and responds to special requests for data for university administrators upon request to the EOD director.
Annual Complaints Reports
Annual Diversity Report to the Board of Regents, State of Iowa
Annual Policy Notifications Index
Annual Policy Notification for Students: Policies on Title IX; Sexual Misconduct Involving Students, Including Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment; Sexual Harassment; Violence; Consensual Relationships Involving Students; Physical and Sexual Abuse of Children; Anti-Harassment; and Anti-Retaliation
Annual Policy Notification for Faculty and Staff: Policies on Title IX; Sexual Harassment; Sexual Misconduct, Dating/Domestic Violence, or Stalking Involving Students; Violence; Physical and Sexual Abuse of Children; Consensual Relationships Involving Students; Anti-Harassment; Anti-Retaliation
Reports of faculty, merit and professional and scientific positions underrepresented for women, minorities or both.
The following reports are available for review upon request at the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity:
Affirmative Action Plan
Affirmative Action Plan or Persons with Disabilities, Disabled Veterans, and Veterans of the Vietnam Era
Federal Contractor Veterans Employment Report (Vets 100-A)
IPEDS Fall Staff Survey (Section G of the Annual UI Human Resources Survey) Available from the Office of the Provost
Archived copies of earlier reports may be available upon request to the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity.
The University of Iowa is committed to a climate that respects and values diversity and inclusion, to the recruitment and retention of students, faculty and staff who contribute to diversity, and to administrative procedures and programs that support these initiatives. The Strategic Plan for the University of Iowa, 2016-2021 recognizes diversity as a core value of the UI that sets us on the path towards promoting excellence in education by increasing the diversity of the faculty, staff and students and providing a welcoming and inclusive climate for all members of our community. The College Bound and IMAGES programs foster the university’s diversity goals by supporting outreach to Iowa minority students. The purpose of this outreach is to encourage them to pursue opportunities in higher education and to provide financial support to help them realize their goals. The College Bound and IMAGES programs are important to the university’s wider efforts to promote and maintain a culturally diverse learning environment.
These reports summarize College Bound activities and IMAGES scholarships awarded.