Goal 4

Create an inclusive, diverse, and connected culture in the college

Tactic/Activity KPI
Expand bridge programs that focus on under-represented / first generation students. Consistently increase enrollment in the College through these programs
Increase fellowship and conference funding for under-represented minorities, women, and marginalized groups in the PhD programs. Number of URM who enter PhD programs
Number of URM who successfully complete PhD programs
Placement of the URM PhD students
Increase scholarship opportunities throughout the College allowing intentionality and selectivity around recruitment of diverse students. Increased scholarship funding
Events for and outreach to targeted prospective student groups to increase URM, women, international, and meritorious representation. Measured by yield and engagement
Benchmark with comparable / competing business schools
Increased numbers of international students
Increased visual representation of diversity and inclusion in print and electronic materials
Tactic/Activity KPI
Incorporate international issues into classes to help students develop a global, multi-cultural mindset. Survey of students to measure impact
Add international / multicultural related questions to student teacher course evaluations
Execute a climate survey to establish a benchmark for community and belonging and provide insight into action items that will be implemented. Assess performance and ROI of new expenditures
Build, expand and manage department advisory boards to boost alumni engagement and informal recruiting channels as well as create connections between current undergraduate / grad students and alumni. Conduct a follow-up climate survey to measure areas of success
Tactic/Activity KPI
Incorporate diversity and inclusion into staff professional development. Staff participation, retention, and progress toward a diverse workforce
Develop a hiring process that reduces the opportunity for unconscious bias. Progress toward University of Kentucky’s diversity personnel and hiring goals