Every student at the University of Michigan deserves to have the opportunity to be successful, regardless of their background. Yet, persistent inequities in higher education and society prevent that from happening. Our goal is to identify inequities in courses, departments, and degree programs in order to eliminate them.
To do so, we are developing a set of utilities that allow us to use university records to analyze and explore outcome inequities across campus. We aim to share these utilities with the broader community, to enable stakeholders across the university to engage in this reflection and data-informed iteration. It is only with thorough, transparent, and thoughtful evaluation that we will succeed at both identifying inequities and taking the necessary steps to address them. We call the collection of tools developed for this purpose the Assessment Toolkit.