Diversity Research, Evaluation, and Impact

It is important for the success of diversity initiatives that campuses assess the effectiveness of their efforts. It is also essential to convey the research results to the general public to increase awareness of and support for diversity in higher education. This section includes research and assessment information about diversity programs and practices in higher education.

Faculty Mentoring

Faculty Retention

Equity Advocacy Initiative

2020 has been a time of reckoning for our country — and particularly so for higher education institutions — where the racial justice protests following the killing of George Floyd and the public health disparities highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic are prompting a deeper examination of social, economic, and health disparities.

Higher education serves a critical role in American society by simultaneously advancing the social mobility of individuals and promoting the stability and prosperity of our communities. Distinguished HSIs and public research universities such as UTSA play an even larger role in this social compact because of our commitment to advancing educational attainment for Hispanic students and students from other underserved populations and serving our communities.

The Equity Advocacy Initiative recognizes that a more intentional focus is needed to create truly inclusive learning environments where all UTSA students will thrive now and be well prepared for their bold future after college to serve as the next generation of leaders to advance San Antonio, the State of Texas and our nation. Read more

Restorative Justice and Anti-Racism

Watch the 2021 Community Conversation with Robert Rico and Sheryl Wilson below: