Guidelines

Check back in late September  for updated guidelines.

The application process and the recognition are completely voluntary.  This is not a ranking program.  In the first year of the program, recognition would primarily be available at the “bronze” level with the exception of some universities who are already exhibiting significant performance.  In general, to receive silver or gold-level recognition, an institution must first have achieved bronze status and then have demonstrated improvement in areas outlined in their management plan.  Additionally, the gold recognition applicant must include an activity in the category “service as a resource to other institutions,” such as a pathway partnership or other initiative. A second level of review is required for silver or gold recognition. Information on the specific criterion are outlined in the accompanying document specifying the recognition levels.  Recognition will be outcomes focused where quantitative data is provided by the institutions within the application but can be downloaded from the Engineering Data Management System if the institution has participated for the prior 3 years. Additional relevant quantitative and qualitative data may need to be provided.

Transmittal:  Please email your completed application as a single PDF document to  diversityrecognition@asee.org  with “ASEE Diversity Recognition Application” in the subject line.  The administrative contact indicated in 1d above will be contacted to arrange for payment of the $250 application fee.  We will accept applications for this round starting March 1, 2019 and ending April 30, 2019.   

 

ASEE DIVERSITY RECOGNITION APPLICATION AND SELF-STUDY

There is no formal application form.  Please adhere to these guidelines as you construct your application and self-study.

 

  1. Please provide basic information on your college/school/program of engineering:
    a. College/School/Program Name
    b. University Name
    c. Dean or Program Head’s Name
    d. Preferred contact for administrative information (including mailing address, email and phone)

 

  1. Please indicate that you have completed the basic elements of the Dean’s Diversity Pledge:
    a. Please affirm that your college/school/program’s dean/program head (or their predecessor) has signed the pledge.b. Please affirm that you have developed a Diversity and Inclusion Plan, and also indicate any national organizations with whom you worked to develop the diversity plan. A copy of your plan must be included with your application (maximum of 5 pages).c. Please indicate which, if any, K-12 or community college pipeline activity you have committed with explicit targeted goals and measures of accountability. Please indicate those goals and the accountability measures.  Only a basic description (up to a few paragraphs is necessary)

    d. Please indicate with which partner institutions, if any, you have committed to developing a strong partnership.

    e. Please affirm that you have committed to the development and implementation of proactive strategies to increase the representation of diverse groups in your faculty. Please indicate the strategies to be pursued.

 

  1. Measures of success are notable increases in diversity in enrollments, retention and graduation rates of engineering and/or engineering technology students, and increased diversity in engineering faculty.

 

Additional Requirements by desired recognition level:

a. BRONZE – Please indicate your established infrastructure to support diverse populations data. Please also attach your diversity management plan incorporating data from the previous 3 years and an indication of your planned achievement in the next 3 years (in terms of continuation of existing initiatives, targets, etc.).  The data categories are highlighted in the Resources page.  Please indicate particular populations of focus (e.g., undergraduate or graduate students, postdocs, or faculty) and provide baseline data.

b. SILVER – [NOTE: Applications for SILVER level should be made at least 2 years after receiving BRONZE level recognition. Please address the requirements for the BRONZE level and additionally indicate significant improvement with respect to recruitment, retention, and advancement of diverse undergraduate or graduate students, postdocs, or faculty.  At the SILVER level, it is expected that progress will be seen in more areas and reach more populations than was the case at the BRONZE level.  Applicants must include results with respect to both diversity and inclusion.

c. GOLD – [NOTE: Applications for GOLD level should be made at least 3 years after receiving BRONZE level recognition. Please address the requirements for the SILVER level and additionally indication of leadership/service to other institutions via active dissemination and evidence of providing assistance in adaptation (e.g., workshops, seminars, circuit riders, consultants, etc.)

 

Transmittal:  Please email your completed application as a single PDF document to  diversityrecognition@asee.org  with “ASEE Diversity Recognition Application” in the subject line.  The administrative contact indicated in 1d above will be contacted to arrange for payment of the $250 application fee.  We will accept applications for this round starting March 1, 2019 and ending April 30, 2019.   

 

Additional Guidance

As stated above, applicants should include data that cover the three academic years preceding the year of the application for each of the diversity characteristics defined in the College/School Diversity plan.  Data should be included for all gender and ethnic groups.  Please note, the NSF defines Women, persons with disabilities, and three racial and ethnic groups—Blacks, Hispanics, and American Indians or Alaska Natives—as underrepresented in Science and Engineering.  This is where the performance is measured.

 

•       Tenured and tenure-track faculty

•       Professors of practice, instructors, and/or long-term adjuncts

•       Undergraduate student enrollment

•       Undergraduate student 6-year graduation rates

•       Bachelor’s degree recipients

•       Master’s student enrollment

•       Master’s student retention

•       Master’s degree recipients

•       Doctoral student enrollment

•       Doctoral student retention

•       Doctoral degree recipients

•       Postdoctoral fellows

•       Non-teaching academic staff

•       Administrators

•       Advisory Board(s)