UW-Parkside's participation in the Equity Scorecard Project resulted from a longstanding commitment to educational excellence for all students. The Equity Scorecard process is a learning approach to institutional change that fosters evidence-based inquiry to inform strategic action for narrowing the achievement gap between students of color and their white peers. The potential impact of this work will be to enable UW-Parkside to accomplish the goals of Plan 2008 by understanding how to close the gaps in achievement and achieve equity and excellence in educational outcomes.
The Equity Scorecard Team was comprised of a small, ethnically diverse group of faculty, staff and administrators who provided perspectives from various parts of the university. Beginning in early 2006, this group engaged in analyzing institutional data, held campus-wide forums and student focus groups, and met with key departments.
The Equity Scorecard Team's findings are contained in four reports; each focuses on equity from a different perspective. To view a report, click on one of the following links:
Under the leadership of the Plan 2008 Executive Committee, the campus will continue to develop responses and actions related to the problem areas highlighted in the interim reports.
The Equity Scorecard Project is modeled on the Diversity Scorecard work at the University of Southern California ’s (USC) Center for Urban Education. The project was a collaborative action-research project in association with the USC Center for Urban Education and the University of Wisconsin System Office of Academic Diversity and Development. Please see their websites for additional information.