Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Megan Litke
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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American University
PAE-7: Measuring Campus Diversity Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Emily Curley
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability
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Has the institution assessed attitudes about diversity and equity on campus in a way that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the assessment(s):

The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment breaks out major campus survey results by race and ethnicity to help campus decision makers better understand the student experience and inform university planning. Some of these surveys are administered annually and some biannually. Additionally, specific questions about diversity and inclusiveness are asked on our Campus Climate Survey administered to all students every other spring.

AU's major surveys and administration schedule:

Freshmen Survey - each fall to freshmen
Campus Climate Survey - every other spring to all students
Graduation Census - each fall and spring to Undergrad and Grad students completing their degrees (excluding la students)
National Survey of Student Engagement - every other spring to freshmen and seniors

On the last Campus Climate Survey in Spring 2009, undergraduate students agreed that instructors (93%) and other students (87%) respect and value their perspective. Eighty-eight percent agreed that their courses and programs present perspectives sensitive to issues of diversity. Most undergraduate students agree that the AU community demonstrates an interest in other cultures and global issues (86%).


Year the assessment was last administered:
2009

A brief description of how the results of the assessment(s) are used in shaping policy, programs, and initiatives:

The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment breaks out major campus survey results by race and ethnicity to help campus decision makers better understand the student experience and inform university planning.


The website URL where information about the assessment(s) is available:

Robin Beads
Associate Director, Institutional Research & Assessment, Office of Institutional Research and Assessment
202-885-6156
beads@american.edu

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