DI&E Goals and Progress Measures

We will use the following initial metrics to track progress towards our goals of enhancing our culture, diversifying faculty and staff, improving institutional infrastructure, and expanding student access and support.

Timeline

The original progress measures were adopted and shared with the campus community in late Spring 2022 and will be updated on an annual basis. We aim for:

  • Movement by Spring 2025
  • Substantial progress toward goals by Spring 2027
  • Goals achieved by Spring 2032

Highlighted Data: Racial and Ethnic Diversity of Lehigh’s Campus

Proportion of the campus by citizenship and racial / ethnic group, as of the Fall 2022 semester. Percentages sum up to 100%.

All Current Goals and Progress Measures

Some of these Progress Measures' accompanying data sets currently exist, and others are under development and will be reported in the future. The initial set of progress measures is a starting point and is intended to be a dynamic list that is added to and adjusted over time as needed. Some progress measure descriptors (e.g., race and ethnicity and sex) have been updated based on the data available. Last updated on: December 2022

Students

Progress Measure

  • Percentage of undergraduate and graduate students enrolled across the university by race/ethnicity and sex.

Supporting Data: Student Enrollment Demographics

Progress Measure

  • Percentage of applications, from both undergraduate and graduate students, by race/ethnicity and sex

Supporting Data

  • Under development

Progress Measure

  • Percentage of undergraduate and graduate students offered admissions by race/ethnicity and sex

Supporting Data

  • Under development

Progress Measure

  • First-year retention, four- and six-year graduation rates, and time to degree by race/ethnicity and sex and by Pell-eligible status    

Supporting Data: Retention Rates

 

Supporting Data: Graduation Rates

 

Supporting Data: Time to Degree

Still under development, an additional dashboard will be presented to show the average Time to Degree for graduate programs broken down by race/ethnicity, sex and financial aid status.

Progress Measure

  • Total student credit hours in courses explicitly containing DI&E-related learning objective(s) and DI&E learning outcomes

Supporting Data

  • Under development

Faculty

Progress Measure

  • Racial/ethnic and sex diversity of faculty hiring pools at all stages        

Supporting Data

  • Under development
     

Progress Measure

  • Percentage of faculty across the university by race/ethnicity and sex

Supporting Data: Faculty Demographics

Progress Measure

  • Rate of faculty retention by race/ethnicity and sex

Supporting Data

  • Under development

Progress Measure

  • Percentage of faculty in leadership roles (center/institute director, chair, associate dean, dean & deputy provost) by race/ethnicity and sex

Supporting Data

  • Under development

Progress Measure

  • Rates of tenure success and time to full professorship by race/ethnicity and sex

Supporting Data

  • Under development
     

Progress Measure

  • Faculty salaries and start-up packages (adjusted for discipline) by race/ethnicity and sex

Supporting Data

  • Under development
     

Staff

Progress Measure

  • Racial/ethnic and sex diversity of staff hiring pools at all stages (total applications, “long list” and “short list”)

Supporting Data

  • Under development
     

Progress Measure

  • Distribution of staff performance reviews

Supporting Data

  • Under development

Progress Measure

  • Percentage of staff across the university by race/ethnicity and sex

Supporting Data: Staff Demographics

Progress Measure

  • Rate of staff retention by race/ethnicity and sex

Supporting Data

  • Under development
     

Progress Measure

  • Percentage of staff in leadership roles (vice-presidents, directors, etc.) by race/ethnicity and sex

Supporting Data

  • Under development
     

Progress Measure

  • Rates of staff promotions and demotions by race/ethnicity and sex

Supporting Data

  • Under development

Progress Measure

  • Staff salaries by race/ethnicity and sex (adjusted by position type)

Supporting Data

  • Under development
     

About OIRSA

The Office of Institutional Research and Strategic Analytics (OIRSA) provides institutional data and analysis to Lehigh stakeholders for strategic and operational planning purposes. OIRSA is part of the Provost’s stem, it is the source for the data on which the initial progress measures are based. OIRSA adheres to the Association for Institutional Research’s Statement of Ethical Principles.

Learn more about OIRSA >

Contact Us

Get in touch with us by vpec@lehigh.edu if you have questions, feedback or would like to get involved in these efforts.


As outlined on the DI&E Progress Measures page, the following departments and Individuals are responsible for ensuring progress toward these goals: Deputy Provost for Academic Affairs, Deputy Provost for Faculty Affairs, Deputy Provost for Graduate Education, Deans, Department Chairs, Faculty Senate, Hiring Managers, Vice Presidents, Associate Vice President of Human Resources, Provost, Vice President of Admissions, Vice President of Equity and Community and Vice President of Finance & Administration