Roudebush Hall
Roudebush Hall, home of Miami's administrative offices

University Objectives and Metrics

Foundational Goal 2: Promote a diverse culture of inclusion, integrity, and collaboration that deepens understanding and embraces intercultural and global experiences.

Objective 1: Attract and retain a diverse community of students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

Metric 18: Grow the diversity of our students, faculty, and staff.

Strategies:

  • Expand our search radius and recruiting contacts to incorporate communities and search firms that support our pursuit of a diverse workforce. 
  • Establish formal relationships with the IT Service Management Forum (ITSMF) and Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC), which are organizations dedicated to growing the pipeline of African-American and Hispanic IT professionals.

Objective 2: Create an environment where our people live, learn, and work cooperatively with those of widely varied backgrounds, beliefs, abilities, and lifestyles, moving beyond boundaries to welcome, seek, and understand diverse peoples and perspectives.

Metric 19: 75% of Miami students will report that they feel welcome and have had significant and meaningful interactions with diverse groups.

Strategies:

  • Engage in the recruiting activities defined in metric 18, combined with the expanded outreach to the university community planned through our 2015 Service Excellence initiative.

Objective 3: Achieve cultural competency among members of the Miami community by immersing them in domestically and globally relevant learning experiences.

Metric 20: By the time of graduation, 60% of Miami students will have studied abroad or studied away.

This metric is not applicable to IT Services.

Metric 21: All Miami students will have a curricular or co-curricular cultural learning experience, (e.g., intensive community engagement, service learning experience, intercultural or global learning requirement) by the time they graduate.

This metric is not applicable to IT Services.

Objective 4: Expand, virtually and physically, Miami's global involvement.

Metric 22: All faculty and staff will engage in meaningful, globally diverse cultural activities (e.g., volunteer or community engagement, course or workshops on global and intercultural topics, professional training on diversity issues, regular interaction with diverse groups, participation in cultural events) within the past 24 months.

Strategies:

  • Host an annual forum for the division to engage IT staff meaningfully in the topic of diversity in the workplace.
  • Leverage existing materials and resources available through Human Resources and the Office of Staff Development to increase awareness and sensitivity to the multicultural experience. Diversity topics are also being incorporated into our 2015 Service Excellence initiative.

Metric 23: Miami will expand, virtually and physically, by 50%, its international partnerships to increase its impact on the global stage.

This metric is not applicable to IT Services.