In 2005, together with other five University of Wisconsin System (UWS) institutions, University of Wisconsin -Whitewater (UW-W) volunteered to participate in an Equity Scorecard pilot project funded by UWS. This is a collaborative action research project with the UWS Office of Academic Diversity and Development and the University of Southern California Center for Urban Education.
The project collected data to inform strategic decision-making with respect to current and future diversity initiatives. The overall goal of this initiative is to achieve equity in educational outcomes for all students, especially students of color. The Equity Scorecard was originally developed at the Center for Urban Education at the University of Southern California.
The UW-W Equity Scorecard Team met monthly from March 2006 through May 2007. The Team analyzed data disaggregated by ethnicity and gender to understand and document factors affecting diversity on the UW-W campus. The team submitted a final report to the Chancellor in 2007. A Microsoft Word file of this final report is published on the Office of the Chancellor's web site: http://blogs.uww.edu/chancellor/