Overall Rating Reporter - expired
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Liaison Maria Ayala
Submission Date Dec. 25, 2013
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Universidad San Francisco de Quito
PAE-7: Measuring Campus Diversity Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter David Romo
Head of Ethnic Diversity
Ethnic Diversity
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Has the institution assessed attitudes about diversity and equity on campus in a way that meets the criteria for this credit?:

A brief description of the assessment(s):

The program has welcomed students from the Otavalo, Saraguro, Shuar, Kichwa (Amazon and highlands), Cachi, Cofán, Waorani, Afro-Ecuadorian among others. The assessment has formally been conducted since 2010 and is reported yearly. Table 1 shows a summary of diversity by ethnic background. In 2012 the number of students in the program came up to 191 a 17.5% increase from the previous year. Graph 1 in the other hand shows ethnic students by gender. The study is done by personal interview through the office.

Year the assessment was last administered:

A brief description of how the results of the assessment(s) are used in shaping policy, programs, and initiatives:

Table 1: Ethnic students with a full or partial scholarship

Afroecuatoriano 14
Afroshuar 1
Cayambi 2
Chachi 3
Cofán 1
Costa/mestiza 1
Galápagos 2
Kañari 4
Karanki 4
Kichwa Amazónico 19
Kitu cara 4
Mestizo 1
Montubio 1
Mulato 1
Undifined 29
Otavalo 63
Panzaleo 4
Puruha 12
Salasaca 3
Saraguro 2
Shuar 11
Tsachila 1
Waorani 3
Waranka 2
Zuleta 3
Total 191

The University continuously tries to understand the limitations that ethnic students have in order to increase their presence and create opportunities for them to attend university.
For example as mentioned through the report examples of policy and initiates are: lowering test scores, providing full time tutoring, having a revolving fund for short term leases and emergency money.

The website URL where information about the assessment(s) is available:

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