Cornell’s University Diversity Council has adopted an institutional diversity planning framework titled, “Toward New Destinations.” This framework organizes diversity initiatives around four core principles: composition, engagement, inclusion, and achievement. The following dashboards allow us to monitor progress in these four areas.
Details about the data
- Data are drawn from fall semester “snapshots” of Cornell populations.
- Student numbers exclude: students not seeking degrees, students enrolled in absentia, and students who are in the Employee Degree Program.
- Ranked faculty include faculty titles (assistant, associate, and full professor) including those that are also part-time, clinical, and/or acting.
- “Other academic employees” include postdoctoral fellows, instructors, lecturers, teaching associates, research and extension associates, librarians, and archivists.
- “Staff” figures exclude all temporary, casual, and student titles.
Inclusion & Engagement
- Data concerning undergraduates are drawn from the Spring 2013 PULSE which had a 45% response rate.
- Data for Master’s degree students are drawn from the Spring 2013 Graduate Student Exit survey which had a 55% response rate.
- Data for PhD students are drawn from the Graduate and Professional Student Survey which had a 51% response rate.
- The 6-year graduation rate reflects graduation in 150% of program time. For the 5-year degree program in architecture, graduation rates are adjusted relative to that time from (e.g. 7.5 years).
- Completion rates are calculated for students embarking in a Ph.D. program. Time to degree is calculated for a graduating cohort. Because some students do not complete the programs, the populations are somewhat different.