Purpose and Intent of Section Level Data
- As a college we have a goal of closing the equity gap to no more than 5 percentage points between any student groups, this is at the institutional level NOT at the faculty level;
- Section-level data may help faculty members gain knowledge about what affects their individual section's equity data;
- We as a college recognize that structural racism exists both outside and inside the college and that we cannot erase all the impacts of structural racism on our campus and in the classroom;
- Section-level data may help individual faculty members to notice how the impacts of structural racism manifest in the classroom in order to hold space for conversations around what to do;
- As a college, we do not punish faculty for individual equity data, but collectively,
we can work towards closing the gap to no more than 5%.
-- Captured from meaningful dialogue about equity and institutional learning with Mae Lee
Success, Retention and Equity Gaps
Explore Variations within Divisions, Departments, Course and Section
When viewing course outcomes by section consider the following questions for discussion:
- What is the overall success, non completion and retention rate and how does it vary by department or section?
- What is the overall equity gap and how do equity gaps vary by department or section?
- What does the non completion rate (all non passing grades including withdraws) tell us that a success rate (all passing grades) may mask?
- What factors may contributing to narrowing of equity gaps for particular departments or sections?
- What teaching and learning strategies may lead to narrowing equity gaps?
Course Success Variation by Ethnicity
Explore Variations by Ethnicity within Divisions, Departments and Courses
When exploring success variations by ethnicity and course, consider the following questions for discussion:
- What are the main differences in outcomes by ethnicity?
- Do particular areas have lower rates of variation by ethnicity than others?
- What teaching and learning strategies may lead to improved outcomes for particlar student groups?