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Equity Data Collection Committee

Working to improve access and inclusion in the College of Science

Equity Data Collection Committee

Working to improve access and inclusion in the College of Science

The Equity Data Collection (EDC) Committee will include a Chairperson and five additional members, including three faculty or staff from different COS units, one COS graduate student or postdoc, and one additional OSU community member. The EDC Committee chair is a member of the EAI Leadership Council to support optimal communication and coordination of efforts.

Committee charge

The EDC Committee is charged with creatively and proactively guiding and providing support to the EAI Director and Council in any way related to collecting, analyzing and presenting qualitative and quantitative information that is needed for an evidence-based adaptive and iterative implementation of the COS-DAP. Included will be data at multiple levels and from both inside and outside the college that are needed to understand issues related to culture and climate, inclusion and access, achievement, attrition and equity gaps, and other issues faced by minoritized students, faculty and staff.

Committee members

Tze-Yiu Yong

Projects and Event Manager, College of Science
Chair Equity Data Collection Committee

Felipe Barreto

Associate Professor, Integrative Biology

Victor Hsu

Associate Professor, Biochemistry & Biophysics

Bettye Maddux

Director of Research Development, College of Science

Emily Palmer

Ph.D. student, Statistics

Rusty Root

Coordinator of Building Services and Support, Chemistry

Committee responsibilities

Places in the 2021-2024 College of Science Diversity Action Plan that specifically task the EDC Committee with responsibility are the following:

Goal 1, Action 3 - Conduct a baseline data analysis of college and unit level data

Goal 1, Action 4 - Track and report progress to the EAI Council; develop comparisons with other OSU colleges and peer institutions

Goal 2, Action 1 - Quantify attrition and retention rates, equity and education gaps

Goal 2, Action 3 - Gather data on how well scholarship opportunities are serving students of color including intersections with marginalized gender identities.

Goal 3, Action 1 - Track progress around “sense of belonging” and report on how this is assessed

Goal 4, Action 4- Track and report on availability/access to global opportunities for minoritized students.

Goal 5, Action 2- Assess the impact of external and internal communicating of EAI accomplishments, progress and challenges

Goal 5, Action 3 - Track and report on faculty and student participation in COS EAI events

Committee minutes