University of Northern Iowa Strategic Plan, 2017-2022

Support Goal 1: Diversity and Inclusion

Students on Main streetThe University of Northern Iowa is committed to championing diversity as a core value of our university community. UNI will create and maintain a diverse, respectful and inclusive work and learning environment in order to prepare the university community for a constantly evolving world and so that inclusive excellence becomes the norm. This work will include challenging beliefs and practices that discriminate against, degrade, or diminish a group within our community based on the group members' innate characteristics. We believe that valuing diversity is a necessary foundation for inclusion, and that inclusive excellence provides a learning environment for our students and our community that prepares us for a dynamic, interconnected world.

Provide a campus culture that reflects and values the evolving diversity of society and promotes inclusion.

Strategic Initiatives:

  1. Attract and retain diverse students, faculty, and staff who are integrated into the campus community.

  2. Build and strengthen relationships with underrepresented populations in Waterloo, the Cedar Valley, and Iowa to increase diversity.

  3. Build and strengthen multicultural and international relationships in the United States and abroad.

  4. Provide a diversity experience for all students, and deliver programs, services, and events to educate for and celebrate diversity on campus.

  5. Provide an inclusive decision-making process with broad communication and discussion.


Metric: Increase the percentage of minority students in the freshmen class during the next 5 years (5-year rolling average)

Year by Year Results

Metric One Line Chart

Base Year

Current Year*

5-Year Target

5 Year Rolling Average

2012-2016

2015-2019

2017-2022

9.9%

10.4%

15%

*Current Year: 2018-2019

Metric: Increase the percentage of minority students of the entire student body over the next 5 years (5-yr rolling average)

Year by Year Results

Metric two Line Chart

Base Year

Current Year*

5-Year Target

5 Year Rolling Average

2012-2016

2015-2019

2017-2022

9.2%

9.9%

12%

*Current Year: 2018-2019

Metric: Increase the retention rates of minority freshmen to the overall retention rate (5-year rolling average 1st to 2nd year)

Year by Year Results

Metric Three Line Chart

Base Year

Current Year*

5-Year Target

5 Year Rolling Average

2011-2015

2014-2019

2017-2022

80.7%

78.3%

84%

*Current Year: 2018-2019

Metric: Increase the retention rates of first-generation freshmen to the overall retention rate (5-year rolling average 1st to 2nd year)

Year by Year Results

Metric Three Line Chart

 

 

Base Year

Current Year*

5-Year Target

5 Year Rolling Average

2011-2015

2014-2018

2017-2022

80.4%

79.5%

84%

*Current Year: 2018-2019

Metric: Increase the retention rates of freshmen receiving Pell grants to the overall retention rate (5-year rolling average 1st to 2nd year)

Year by Year Results

Metric Five Line Chart

Base Year

Current Year*

5-Year Target

5 Year Rolling Average

2011-2015

2014-2018

2017-2022

81.4%

79.4%

84%

*Current Year: 2018-2019

 

Metric: Increase the percent of minority faculty over the next 5 years

Year by Year Results

Metric Seven Line Chart

Base Year

Current Year*

5-Year Target

2016

2019

2022

13.5%

15.3%

17%

*Current Year: 2018-2019

Metric: Increase the percent of minority administrators over the next 5 years

Year by Year Results

Metric Eight Line Chart

Base Year

Current Year*

5-Year Target

2016

2019

2022

6.8%

10.3%

11%

*Current Year: 2018-2019

Metric: Increase the gender balance of female and male faculty over the next 5 years

Year by Year Results

Metric 9 Line Chart

Base Year

Current Year*

5-Year Target

5 Year Rolling Average

2016

2019

2017-2022

49.1%**

51.4%**

50%**

*Current Year: 2018-2019
**% of female faculty