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Liaison Marilyn Graham
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2012
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Brunswick Community College
PAE-7: Measuring Campus Diversity Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Michelle Sabaoun
Lead Instructor
Biotechnology
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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 below is the survey used:

"2010 CIRP Freshman Survey First-time, Full-time Freshmen
Diversity CIRP Theme"

"Diversity - These items relate to social attitudes and experiences with diversity.

See also CIRP Construct: Pluralistic Orientation."

Total Men Women Construct
Brunswick Community College Your Inst Your Inst

"High school I last attended: racial composition
Completely non-White" 2.8% 0.0% 5.5%
Mostly non-White 7.4% 7.5% 7.3%
Roughly half non-White 59.3% 62.3% 56.4%
Mostly White 28.7% 30.2% 27.3%
Completely White 1.9% 0.0% 3.6%

"Neighborhood where I grew up: racial composition
Completely non-White" 9.6% 5.8% 13.5%
Mostly non-White 11.5% 7.7% 15.4%
Roughly half non-White 14.4% 19.2% 9.6%
Mostly White 43.3% 44.2% 42.3%
Completely White 21.2% 23.1% 19.2%

"For the activities below, indicate which ones you did during the past year.

Socialized with someone of another racial/ethnic group
Frequently / Occasionally" 90.6% 92.4% 88.7%
Mean 2.49 2.49 2.49
Standard deviation 0.67 0.64 0.70
Significance - - -
Effect size - - -

"Rate yourself on each of the following traits as compared with the average person your age.

Ability to see the world from someone else's perspective
Highest 10% / Above average" 51.4% 50.0% 52.8%

"Pluralistic Orientation"
Mean 3.64 3.65 3.62
Standard deviation 0.82 0.83 0.81
Significance - - -
Effect size - - -

"Tolerance of others with different beliefs
Highest 10% / Above average" 55.1% 59.2% 51.0%

"Pluralistic Orientation"
Mean 3.64 3.63 3.66
Standard deviation 0.90 0.98 0.83
Significance - - -
Effect size - - -

"Rate yourself on each of the following traits as compared with the average person your age.

Openness to having my own views challenged
Highest 10% / Above average" 55.4% 51.9% 58.8%

"Pluralistic Orientation"
Mean 3.65 3.60 3.71
Standard deviation 0.79 0.85 0.73
Significance - - -
Effect size - - -

"Ability to discuss and negotiate controversial issues
Highest 10% / Above average" 59.9% 62.9% 56.6%

"Pluralistic Orientation"
Mean 3.77 3.85 3.68
Standard deviation 0.82 0.86 0.78
Significance - - -
Effect size - - -

"Ability to work cooperatively with diverse people
Highest 10% / Above average" 67.3% 70.3% 64.1%

"Pluralistic Orientation"
Mean 3.92 4.00 3.83
Standard deviation 0.83 0.78 0.87
Significance - - -
Effect size - - -

"Affirmative action in college admissions should be abolished
Agree strongly / Agree somewhat"46.4% 54.2% 38.3%
Mean 2.40 2.54 2.26
Standard deviation 0.76 0.82 0.67
Significance - - -
Effect size - - -

"Gays and lesbians should have the legal right to adopt a child
Agree strongly / Agree somewhat"59.6% 49.0% 69.3%
Mean 2.73 2.43 3.00
Standard deviation 1.15 1.12 1.12
Significance - - -
Effect size - - -

"Please indicate the importance to you personally of each of the following:

Influencing social values
Essential / Very important" 30.0% 34.7% 25.5%

"Social Agency"
Mean 2.21 2.29 2.14
Standard deviation 0.82 0.87 0.78
Significance - - -
Effect size - - -

"Helping to promote racial understanding
Essential / Very important" 21.2% 18.4% 24.0%

"Social Agency"
Mean 1.95 1.90 2.00
Standard deviation 0.87 0.90 0.86
Significance - - -
Effect size - - -

"Improving my understanding of other countries and cultures
Essential / Very important" 34.3% 35.4% 33.3%
Mean 2.24 2.23 2.25
Standard deviation 0.94 0.88 1.00
Significance - - -
Effect size - - -

"What is your best guess as to the chances that you will:

Socialize with someone of another racial/ethnic group
Very good chance" 51.1% 54.8% 47.9%

"Likelihood of College Involvement"
Mean 3.29 3.26 3.31
Standard deviation 0.88 0.96 0.80
Significance - - -
Effect size - - -

"Have a roommate of different race/ethnicity
Very good chance" 10.6% 13.3% 8.2%
Mean 2.49 2.73 2.27
Standard deviation 0.92 0.84 0.95
Significance - - -
Effect size - - -


Year the assessment was last administered:
2011

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

"Locally, the survey is used for assessment of GOALS, the college's Quality Enhancement Project (QEP) linked to our accreditation. Results assist us in understanding student attitudes and beliefs across a spectrum of issues, including diversity.

There is no website available with this information as it is provided privately the College and the data is not used in a manner consistent with web publication."


The website URL where information about the assessment(s) is available:
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BCC "does not do a diversity specific survey. We do conduct an annual Freshman Survey in the fall of each year, specifically for students in ACA courses. The survey instrument is provided to us from the Higher Education Research Institute of UCLA and is administered at colleges throughout the United States on a fee for service basis. The most recent administration was Fall 2011, but data is not available for publication yet. The most recent year for which data has been summarized by construct is 2010."
February 15, 2012 email

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