Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 36.89
Liaison Kevin Crosby
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2012
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Taylor University
PAE-7: Measuring Campus Diversity Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kevin Crosby
Coordinator of Stewardship & Sustainability
Facilities Services
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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):

Students are assessed every year using the Taylor University Senior Exit Survey which has a response rate of 70%. An example question is agreement with, "goal for greater cultural diversity on campus." Students are also assessed in the National Survey of Student Engagemeht (NSSE). An example of an item measured is "Serious conversations with students of different religious beliefs, political opinions, or personal values."

Faculty are assessed every year using the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI), Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) Faculty Survey. An example topic is, "Institutional Priority: Commitment to Diversity – Measures the extent to which faculty believe their institution is committed to creating a diverse multicultural campus environment" for attitudes of the university. Other questions address individual attitudes such as "Indicate the importance to you personally of each of the following:
Helping to promote racial understanding..."

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:

The HERI survey results showed that attitudes towards diversity was an area that needed attention so a portion of the 2011 Annual Assessment Summit was devoted to this topic. The recommendation from this summit are acted upon by the University Cabinet.

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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