Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Equitable Access and Outcomes, Student Services, Evaluation: Evidence-Based Programs and Practices
A successful implementation requires top management support backed up with a college DEI plan. Top management endorsement of equity analysis is also crucial. Specifically, instructional administrators and staff need to develop program review processes, documents, templates, timelines, and review procedures. Faculty will engage in this process once program-level data is provided. Funding, time, staff, and training are all required. Enrollment services must verify quality assurance (QA) procedures to ensure that data are valid and reliable for the purposes of analyzing equity gaps. Institutional research must invest in the tools, training, staff, and time to create the Tableau dashboards. Professional development must be created, implemented, and revised to implement follow-up strategies to close equity gaps. By using this process, some of our 11 baccalaureate degree programs have no equity gaps.