All educational institutions are required to collect and report race/ethnicity information of their faculty, staff, and students using a two-question format.
The first question is whether the respondent is Hispanic/Latino. The second question asks the respondent to select one or more races from the following federally defined races: American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and White.
The Executive Office of the President of the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs work with the the Interagency Committee for the Review of the Racial and Ethnic Standards to set the categories and descriptions that are to be used for maintaining, collecting, and reporting racial and ethnic data (http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/fedreg_1997standards/).
In addition to ethnicity and race, the College is required to report gender in the Affirmative Action Plan and veteran status in the Vets 100 and Vets 100a reports. Specific information regarding qualifying for veterans preference can be found here: http://www.opm.gov/staffingportal/vgmedal2.asp.
Dartmouth College is required to participate in the annual data collection known as IPEDS. IPEDS is the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. It is a system of interrelated surveys conducted annually by the U.S. Department’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).
IPEDS gathers information from every college, university, and technical and vocational institution that participates in the federal student financial aid programs. The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, requires that institutions that participate in federal student aid programs report data on enrollments, program completions, graduation rates, faculty and staff, finances, institutional prices, and student financial aid.
Yes. Your responses will be kept confidential. When reporting, names are removed, and only totals in each group will reported.
You should contact the Office of Institutional Diversity & Equity at Institutional.Diversity.&.Equity@Dartmouth.edu or 603-646-3197 with questions.
Last Updated: 11/3/11