Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.77
Liaison Marianne Martin
Submission Date Nov. 9, 2010
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University of Colorado Boulder
PAE-7: Measuring Campus Diversity Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Alphonse Keasley
Faculty, Asst Professor Attend
Academic Affairs
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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):

The CU-Boulder Campus Climate Survey asks students about their level of comfort on the campus and in the community; whether they feel they fit in and are welcome here; and their experiences with stereotyping and negative remarks and behaviors directed toward others. Samples of 1,581 undergraduate and 415 graduate students were invited to participate in the survey. Students of color and international students were oversampled to allow us to report results for these groups separately. Overall, 29% of sampled students completed the Web-based questionnaire (404 undergraduates, 166 graduates).

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:

Overall, students rate the campus as friendly and welcoming. As in 2001, approximately 80% of both graduate (79%) and undergraduate students (78%) report feeling accepted on campus, and a majority view the campus environment as friendly and welcoming. It’s notable, however, that undergraduate students report higher ratings of connectedness and friendliness regarding the campus environment than do graduate students. For example, three-quarters of undergraduates view the classroom environment as friendly, whereas slightly less than two-thirds (61%) of graduate students do. One-fifth of undergraduates (21%) and slightly over one-quarter of graduate students (29%) report feeling disconnected from academic and social life on campus. Hardly any students (1% of undergraduates) indicate that they feel physically threatened on campus; and few students (8% of undergraduates; 14% of graduate students) report feeling left out.

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

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