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In this fourth iteration, the "Status of Women at the University of Dayton: 2021 - 2022 Report Card'' continues the effort of the inaugural report card in measuring the representation of women across the university’s workforce and in leadership roles, with a focus on highlighting changes from year to year. Our goal in generating this report card is to annually evaluate progress toward increasing institutional diversity and promoting equity for women-identified staff and faculty. In doing so, the report identifies areas where progress is being made and areas where more work is needed. The report card is also a space to share progress on gender equity initiatives led by the Women's Center and other units across campus.

Data presented in this report card were provided by the university’s Institutional Research Office and represent data collected in Fall 2021; all gender and racial categories are self-reported. For this report card, data are collected annually each September to ensure consistency in reporting; because the data represent a snapshot in time, it does not reflect changes to appointments that happen throughout the academic year.

As with the previous iteration of the report card, we disaggregated the data to more clearly show the differences between and among women (and men) by examining both gender and race. Of significance to note in this year’s report card is the addition of data for the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI). Positions were reclassified within UDRI and those changes are noted on page 6. While we are unable to make comparisons among the UDRI data set from previous years, due to the changes in classification and compensation models, the limited representation of women across UDRI remains pronounced and is particularly acute for Women of Color who make up just 3% of UDRI workforce (combining both exempt and nonexempt employees).


Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Women's Studies