The first goal of Texas A&M University's 2010 Diversity Plan is accountability. Accountability established the expectation that the campus community would engage in ongoing assessment of the progress and challenges of advancing diversity and inclusion.
Working to advance the Diversity Plan goals of accountability, campus climate, and equity, the annual Diversity Plan Accountability Reports help us assess progress and challenges at the college, division, and department-level. In the spirit of candidness and transparency, university leadership provides summaries of the annual reports to the campus and community.
The Office for Diversity's 2017 Assessment of the 2010 University Diversity Plan explored the impact of Texas A&M's Diversity Plan by comparing characteristics of the institution from 2010 to 2016; reviewing institutional and unit-level efforts to impact recruiting, retention, campus climate, and equity; and identifying areas where there is a need for more accountability.
Additionally, the Office for Diversity is responsible for the implementation and coordination of this University Diversity Plan. Every three-four years the Office reviews indicators of institutional change and shares the results broadly in a State of Diversity report.
The goal of campus climate is for Texas A&M University to embrace, value, and integrate diversity and inclusion in the pursuit of academic and institutional excellence. The Aggie Core Values of Respect, Excellence, Leadership, Loyalty, Integrity, and Selfless Service are anchors to guide us as we strive to make Texas A&M University a welcoming place to all. Campus climate is directly associated with academic and professional success: When individuals feel safe, a sense of belonging, and valued they are successful and engaged in the institution.
To understand the impact of campus climate on recruitment and retention, Texas A&M's 2010 University Diversity Plan calls for academic and support units to explore data from student, faculty, and staff campus climate surveys.
Campus Climate Results
Campus Climate Presentations
History of Inclusion at Texas A&M University
The goal of equity is for Texas A&M to have a strong, demonstrable presence of diversity in our students, faculty, and staff, including specific demonstrations of recruiting and retention success for racial, ethnic, and gender groups. We must identify and address evidence-supported patterns of inequity on campus by analyzing retention, compensation, award and reward trends, performance measures, and advancement in the University.
Division of Academic Affairs Equity Plan
Using 2012 campus climate survey results, focus groups with supervisors, and research on equity issues, Texas A&M's Division of Academic Affairs implemented an Equity Plan. In 2018, the Equity Matrix was updated.
Equity Matrix and Status of Plan
Fall 2015 Report
Spring 2014 Supervisor Survey
Fall 2013 Hiring Process Review
Student graduation rates compared to Texas peer institutions
Under-represented minorities by degrees compared to peer institutions
Faculty accomplishments compared to peer institutions