The annual Northwestern University Data Book started in 1967-68 as a medium to provide the community with a summary of official statistical information related to admission, enrollment, graduation, faculty, staffing, etc.The data are assembled from various sources.
The purpose of this report is to provide data essential to the work of the Council and other stakeholders throughout the University. The report includes a snapshot of current numbers and percentages of tenure-line and instructional/clinical faculty by gender, rank, and race/ethnicity and shows change over time in the numbers and percentages of women faculty. In addition, the report examines leadership and success by documenting the gender breakdown of leadership positions such as dean and department chair and in named professorships. The office is also compiling additional longitudinal data tracing career advancement and use of family-oriented policies such as parental leave and tenure-clock extension for use by the Provost’s Advisory Council on Women Faculty’s working groups.
The 2016 Report on Faculty, Staff, and Student Diversity and Inclusion is not intended to be a comprehensive narrative on the entirety of Northwestern’s progress but to broadly and transparently display our upward trajectory in diversifying our faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as the progress our institution is making towards executing our strategic plan and com-plementary initiatives. The data included in the report are taken from AY16 regarding members of underrepresented groups on the Northwestern faculty and in our staff and student populations. Faculty data were collected from the Faculty and Staff Information System (FASIS); staff data were collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS); and student data were collected from the Registrar’s Office and the Student Enterprise Systems (SES). All data were collated and presented by Northwestern’s Office of Institutional Research.
The 2017 Panhellenic Association Sexual Assault Task Force Survey, sent to PHA members last spring, was created to compile qualitative and quantitative data about undergraduate women’s experiences in fraternity spaces, according to PHA president Karalyn Berman. The survey included multiple choice questions and free-response sections for women to write about their experiences. The survey received 182 responses.
The data described in this report was assembled using the following parameters included in the Illinois Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act (110 ILCS 205/9.21(b)) and Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Reporting Requirements document issued by the Illinois Attorney General’s Office on June 1, 2017. This report contains student reports of sexual misconduct.
This report presents data on the number of sexual misconduct concerns reported to the Sexual Harassment Prevention Office and the Office of Student Conduct, the nature of those concerns, and the disposition of those reports during the academic year beginning September 1, 2015 and ending August 31, 2016.
In May of 2015, Northwestern launched its first campus climate survey on sexual misconduct to all undergraduate and graduate students. The survey contained questions related to sexual misconduct incidence, attitudes, and awareness of resources. A working group led by the Office of Student Affairs Assessment analyzed the data and prepared a detailed report for the community setting forth the results of the survey, published here.
Northwestern’s Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Misconduct was designed by a group of professional staff at the University where all students enrolled in any school at Northwestern in spring quarter 2015, with the exception of students on the Qatar campus, were invited to participate in the survey. Table 1 shows the demographic characteristics of the respondents. The demographic characteristics of the students invited to respond were provided by the Office of Institutional Research; the demographic characteristics of the responding students were self-reported on the survey. This report focuses on differences by gender and enrollment status (undergraduate or graduate/professional). Undergraduate females from the Evanston campus constituted the largest proportion of respondents.