The Equity Accountability Program
SUS Equity Accountability Program
I) Each State university shall develop a plan for:
A. increasing the number of women and minorities in senior-level administrative positions (A&P)
B. increasing the number of women and minorities in ranked faculty positions
C. increasing the number of women and minorities granted tenure
II) The plan must include specific measurable goals and objectives, specific strategies for
accomplishing these goals and objectives, a time period for accomplishing these goals and objectives.
III) By February (refer to BOR Schedule of Data Requests) of each year, each State University
President shall submit an equity accountability report to the Chancellor and the
Board of Regents, which shows the number of administrative positions in the faculty,and in the
administrative and professional pay plans which were filled in the previous fiscal year. (See attached for the
information pertaining to the employees hired in the above positions.)
IV) A factor in the evaluation of university presidents, vice presidents, deans, and
chairpersons shall be their annual progress in achieving the annual and long-range hiring
and promotional goals and adjectives.
The Board of Regents shall submit an equity progress report to the Legislature and the State Board
of Education on or before December 1 of each year.
V) Each university president shall develop rules regarding the filling of vacant positions
and the transferring of positions into the pool. Such rules must provide for a total cap on the vacant
position pool at 10 percent of the number of vacant positions for the university as
of the date of the preparation of the initial operating budget for each year.
The rule must also provide that the number of positions to be transferred into the vacant
position pool, at the departmental level, may not exceed 10 percent of the total number of authorized
positions for the department as of the date of the preparation of the initial operational budget for each year.
Subject to available funding, the Legislature shall provide an annual appropriation to be allocated
to the department managers in recognition of the attainment of equity goals and objectives.