Naval Academy: Gender and Racial Disparities

NSIAD-93-54 Published: Apr 30, 1993. Publicly Released: May 18, 1993.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the treatment of women and minorities at the Naval Academy, focusing on: (1) differences in performance indicators between men and women and whites and minorities; (2) student perceptions of the Academy's treatment of women and minorities; and (3) Academy actions to address disparities and improve assimilation of women and minorities.

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Recommendations for Executive Action

Agency Affected Recommendation Status
United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD As part of the Academy's efforts to ensure fair and equal treatment of all midshipmen and to improve efforts to monitor gender and racial disparities, the Superintendent of the Academy should develop a relational database capability allowing routine analysis of key performance indicators for monitoring.
Closed - Implemented
The Naval Academy has established an Office of Institutional Research to collect, standardize, maintain, and routinely report performance data.
United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD As part of the Academy's efforts to ensure fair and equal treatment of all midshipmen and to improve efforts to monitor gender and racial disparities, the Superintendent of the Academy should establish criteria for assessing when disparities warrant more in-depth attention to identify causes to take corrective action.
Closed - Implemented
The Naval Academy's Office of Institutional Research is in the process of developing criteria for identification of disparities warranting additional attention.
United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD As part of the Academy's efforts to ensure fair and equal treatment of all midshipmen and to improve efforts to monitor gender and racial disparities, the Superintendent of the Academy should prepare a plan of action and milestones document to track command assessment recommendations and corrective actions and assess their effectiveness.
Closed - Implemented
A plan of action was prepared and carried out.

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