Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 62.73
Liaison Tina Woolston
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2011
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Tufts University
PAE-7: Measuring Campus Diversity Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Dawn Terkla
Associate Provost, Institutional Research and Evaluation
Institutional Research
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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):

As part of its annual Senior Survey, the Office of Institutional Research & Evaluation asks questions pertaining to student perceptions of campus diversity and equity. In 2009, these questions were:

Please indicate your level of agreement with each of the statements below:
The Tufts curriculum prepared me to function well in a multicultural society.
My extra-currcicular activities at Tufts prepared me to function well in a multicultural society.
Sexual harassment is a campus problem.
Racism is a campus problem.
Homophobia is a campus problem.

On the Sophomore survey, the Office of Institutional Research & Evaluation asks students a question that is related to diversity:

When you first came to Tufts, you had certain expectations. Please rate to what extent you agree or disagree that your expectations have been met in regards to the following characteristics (Strongly Agree-Strongly Disagree):
Racial/ethnic balance of students
Students from wide range of socio-economic backgrounds
Students from wide range of geographic locations (outside U.S.)
Students from wide range of geographic locations (within U.S.)
Acceptance of students with different racial/ethnic backgrounds
Acceptance of students with different religious backgrounds
Acceptance of students with different sexual orientations
Acceptance of students from different socio-economic backgrounds
Acceptance of students with disabilities

On the Matriculating Student Survey, the Office of Institutional Research & Evaluation asks these questions:

Were the following characteristics important to you when selecting a college or university:
1. Diverse racial/ethnic student population
2. Students with wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds


Year the assessment was last administered:
2,010

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

The results of these assessments are shared with administrators and relevant faculty to allow them to use the information as they find appropriate.


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

In addition to the surveys mentioned here, The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate administers a student survey every semester, which asks about various campus issues and senate projects. In the past, it has included questions about campus diversity culture, however recent (in the past year) surveys have not included these questions.

The website above is where the information about the senior survey is posted. The information about the assessment of that survey is not available online and the wording of the survey is only available at the time it is taken.

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