GSC DEI Departmental Recommendations Scorecard
The GSC Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee has collected lists of recommendations presented across a majority of the departments at MIT. These recommendations are made by students to their department administration in response to #ShutDownStem discussions that took across MIT on June 10, 2020. This scorecard both compiles all the departmental recommendation lists in one place, and tracks progress of their implementation.
We specifically focus on formalized recommendations and demands written by students and departmental student groups that have been communicated to department administration. We do not consider informal suggestions or plans made during town hall discussions or recently formed DEI committees/task forces without a charter or goal yet.
GSC DEI has coordinated with students and student group contacts in each department to keep progress scores updated. Each recommendation can receive a score of 0, 0.25, 0.5, 0.75, and 1.0. See the section on the Scoring System for more details
We recognize the significant work being done across MIT towards building an equitable, diverse and inclusive community. We hope that the Departmental Recommendations Scorecard will further this work by serving as an accountability tool and encouraging the sharing of ideas across campus.
The Scoring System
The scoring system for the DEI Recommendations Scorecard is modeled from the MIT ICEO Recommendations Scorecard, which was created by Ed Bertschinger with input from many others. According to the Recommendation Scorecard model, “the scorecard aims to have enough detail to justify the scoring to a ‘reasonable person’ standard.” The scoring is subjective and is based on the experience of the contact person for each department working closely with groups affected by the recommendations.
Each recommendation can receive a score of 0, 0.25, 0.5, 0.75, and 1.0.