Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.50
Liaison Kathleen Crawford
Submission Date July 28, 2011
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Florida Gulf Coast University
PAE-7: Measuring Campus Diversity Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kathleen Crawford
Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Health & Safety
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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?:

A brief description of the assessment(s):

As Florida Gulf Coast University has now completed its first decade and looks ahead to its next, it is essential to foster and continually enhance an environment where individual differences are respected and valued for all members of the campus community. To ensure that the campus climate is the best environment for work and study, and is consistent with the University's Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles, FGCU President, Dr. Bradshaw, invited Dr. Damon Williams to lead an assessment of FGCU's climate and culture. Dr. Williams is Vice Provost for Diversity and Campus Climate at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, to assist FGCU in campus climate initiatives.

Year the assessment was last administered:

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

After reviewing the qualitative data of the Campus Climate Study, members of the CORE Committee identified a set of themes for Faculty and a set of themes for Staff that represent what seemed to us the most common concerns of each group. Eight questions were then posed for each group on which to engage the FGCU Community in solution-seeking conversations. For ease of discussion in the time frames provided, questions were grouped into sets of related questions. Additionally, a ninth question was included as an opportunity for participants to “write-in” a solution to a concern that was raised in the survey and is not represented in the questions we have framed.

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

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