Data Dashboard

This University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Data Dashboard maps and tracks the current state and progress of EDI at UMB related to areas such as presence, recruitment, retention, promotion, and access.

This accessible, transparent, and effective tool displays the state of EDI across all schools and administrative units at UMB. The dashboard provides deans, vice presidents, other institutional leaders, and the entire UMB community information to address EDI gaps and opportunities to develop informed and innovative change and implementation strategies.

The data provided here is already publicly available by group and semester in PDF form as Employee Reports on the Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Planning (IESPA) website,  generated by PeopleSoft. The EDI Data Dashboard provides a transparent and accessible multiyear view on one platform for multiple users working to increase equity and diversity at UMB. It will continuously be reviewed and revised, along with data collection and dissemination practices and processes, to be more representative and inclusive.

Read the September 20, 2023 story Data Dashboard Tracks State of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at UMB.

Data Dashboard Highlights 

In 2023, UMB is comprised of 67% women faculty and staff.

In 2022:

  • Two-thirds or 66% of all executives, administration, and managerial leadership, including but not limited to titles such as deans, vice presidents, directors, managers, and chiefs, were women.
  • Black/African American women comprised 76% of the executive, administration, and managerial leadership.
  • Women held 71% of the professional jobs.  The Professional career point includes, but is not limited to, job titles such as Accountant, Administrator, Analyst, Coordinator, and Specialist (for the complete list, visit UMB’s HR Job Description site). Professional roles can include responsibilities that call for autonomy, discretion, creativity, analytical thinking, and contributions to developing goals, objectives, and evaluations (for a complete definition, visit UMB’s HR Job Description site). 
  • Black/African American women held 78% of the professional jobs.

From 2012 to 2022:

  • Women in executive/admin/managerial positions increased by 15.5%. 

Over a nine-year span, promotions of women lecturers, instructors, assistant professors, and associate professors consistently outnumbered their male counterparts. 

  • Lecture promotions: women 18; men 6
  • Instructor promotions: women 172; men 80
  • Assistant Professor promotions: women 634; men 501
  • Associate Professor promotions: women 528; men 454

In the last decade, UMB has experienced a steady increase in faculty and staff of color (American Indian, Asian, Black/African American, Pacific Islander, or Two or more races), growing from 38.9% in 2013 to 49.6% in 2023.

  • Faculty of color increased by 8.6%
  • Black/African American faculty increased by 4.4%
  • Staff of color increased by 6.4%  

In the August 2022 published study titled Women in Law Schools, 1948-2021, the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law (SOL) “placed historically first nationwide for women's representation among faculty, second for students, and seventeenth for deans.” UMB’s dashboard further supports these findings with data showing women in the SOL constituted 99.9% technical/paraprofessional staff, 69.4% professional staff, and 74.2% executive/administration/managerial staff.

Presence and Retention

Diverse hands

Presence dashboards provide headcount statistics, trends, and comparative analysis for various personnel groups by organization, race/ethnicity1, and gender2. Presence trend lines compare headcount percentages by personnel groups, race/ethnicity, and gender within a specific organization (unit, school, or Universitywide).


Shaking hands

Hiring dashboards provide statistics, trends, and comparative analysis for various personnel groups by organization (unit, school, or Universitywide), race/ethnicity1, and gender2. Hiring and headcount trends provide trend lines to compare hiring and headcount percentages by organizations, personnel groups, race/ethnicity, and gender.


High five

Promotion dashboards provide statistics, trends, and comparative analysis for various personnel groups by organization (unit, school, or Universitywide), race/ethnicity1, and gender2.  


1. Race and ethnicity refer to different types of categorizations. "Race" refers to socially constructed divisions of humanity to create hierarchies and is inextricably linked to histories of oppression, enslavement, conquest, and genocides. "Ethnicity" refers to self-defined and shared groupings based in cultural origins and expressions, including ancestry, language, region, migration, foodways, literature, and music (Diversity Style Guide; University of Maryland, College Park Editorial Style Guidelines; California State University Diversity/Inclusivity Style Guide; Flanagin, Frey, & Christiansen, 2021).

2. UMB recognizes gender diversity beyond binary genders. Employee gender identity reported in our HR systems is derived from government-issued documentation and populated in PeopleSoft from this data; it is not self-reported. Future work will involve aligning collected and reported employee gender identities with actual gender identities.