Race, Class, Gender Data Policy Consortium


“Harmonizing Race, Gender, Class Data to Better Serve 
Diverse Communities in the State of New Mexico”
Meeting Date: Wed. March 18, 2015, 12-1pm 

Location: Institute for the Study of “Race” & Social Justice, RWJF Center for Health Policy, 1909 Las Lomas NE, downstairs conference room, University of New Mexico (UNM) Main Campus. No Need to RSVP. Feel free to bring your own lunch/beverage.  Hourly Paid Parking available at the Yale & Las Lomas Parking Structure. Visa/MC Credit/Debit Cards only. No Cash. *Note: Date was previously incorrectly listed as 3/25/15. The meeting is actually on Wed. March 18, 2015.

The main agenda item is a dialogue about how we can improve the collection of quality Hispanic origin and race data at UNM and other institutions of education (e.g., early education, K-12, higher ed, etc.) across the state in order to advance equity-based policy and praxis.*


12:00-12:10pm   Sign-In, Brief Introductions, Approval of the Agenda (10 min)

12:10-12:15pm    Update: 2/5/15 Meeting with Deans Council; Vote Endorsing Equity-Based Data Collection: Parental Educational Attainment and Detailed Hispanic origin on undergrad applications; Gender Identity, Disability, Sexual Orientation optional collection after admission at the point of registration to proactively connect with Resource Centers for student success including ethnic centers, accessibility, LGBTQ, etc.; sex and veteran status already collected on all applications (5 min.)

12:15-12:45pm    Improving Hispanic Origin Data Collection, Analysis & Reporting: Promising Practices for Contextualized Equity-Based Policy Research & Praxis (30 min.):

  1. Review Draft Consensus Points on Improving Hispanic Origin and Race Data (see last page of agenda)
  2. Identify Potential Uses of Data in Reporting, Policy & Service Delivery: 

6-yr Graduation; Graduate Degrees awarded; Pay Equity; Faculty & Staff Diversity, Recruitment/Retention, Tenure & Promotion; Student Success Services Assessments & Impact; Other Outcomes?Identify Potential Collection Points: 

  1. Identify Potential Collection Points: 
    1. a. Students: UNM Undergrad Application, UNM Graduate Application, IPEDS, Banner, Other?
    2. b. Employees (Staff, Faculty, Administrators): UNM Jobs Applications; Employee Demographics on MyUNM at the point of hiring; Internal Administrative Appointments, UNM Administration, Faculty & Staff Governance Demographic Sheet; Other?
    3. c. Patients: Health Sciences Intake Forms?
    4. d. Other? Subcontractors, Temp Employees, NonMatriculated Students, Online/MOOCs?

12:45-12:55pm New Business & Open Discussion (10 min.)

12:55-1:00pm Announcements (5 min.): 

    1. a. Save the Date: NM Early Childhood Symposium, Thurs. Apr. 23-Fri. Apr. 24, 2015. For more info visit: RWJF Center for Health Policy, healthpolicy.unm.edu.
    2. b. Invitation to Next Consortium Meeting: W 5/20/15@12-1pm. Potential Item: Consortium Research and Policy Report: Hispanic Origin Communities in New Mexico: Opportunities & Challenges for Equity-Based Policy & Community Development in New Mexico. Please send Potential Agenda Items to Dr. Nancy López, nlopez@unm.edu.

REMINDER: The regular meeting date/time for the Consortium is 12-1pm on the third Wednesday of every odd month.
Future meeting dates for 2015 are: 5/20/15, 7/22/15, 9/16/15, 11/18/15.
Previous meetings were: 7/31/14; 9/24/14, 11/19/13, 1/21/15, 3/18/15.

For more information on the Consortium contact: Dr. Nancy López, nlopez@unm.edu, Associate Professor, Sociology; Director and co-founder, Institute for the Study of “Race” & Social Justice, RWJF Center for Health Policy; Coordinator, NM Statewide Race, Gender, Class Data Policy Consortium. More information:http://healthpolicy.unm.edu/about/initiatives/isrsj

NOTE: Everyone is welcome! If you would like to call in please email: nlopez@unm.edu so I can send you the toll free dial in number. If you need wheelchair access, please call the RWJF Center for Health Policy, UNM Tel: (505) 277-0130 on the morning of the meeting so that you can get further instructions on how to access the downstairs conference room from the wheelchair parking behind RWJF Center for Health Policy Building, 1909 Las Lomas NE.