Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.03
Liaison David Tedder
Submission Date Feb. 3, 2012
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University of Kentucky
PAE-7: Measuring Campus Diversity Culture

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Shane Tedder Tedder
Sustainability Coordinator
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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 Climate for Learning Survey was administered to undergraduate, graduate and first-professional students in an effort to assess the academic and social climate on campus. The 63-item questionnaire was the product of collaboration between the President’s Commission on Diversity and Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness. A total of 2,856 students responded to the survey. The overall response rate was 28 percent, and the overall margin of error was plus or minus 3 percent. Since the sample was not a simple random one and response rates varied within demographic groups, scores were weighted to reflect the composition of the UK student body and each college in Spring 2009. Nine scales were constructed to assess the learning environment at UK: Openness to diversity: Discomfort with diversity, Welcoming campus environment, Curricular/co-curricular effectiveness, Perceptions of disparate treatment, Engaged community, Volunteerism, Faculty interactions, and Diverse social interactions.

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A brief description of how the results of the assessment(s) are used in shaping policy, programs, and initiatives:
The responses from each college and major unit been grouped and can be cross-referenced. The Office of Institutional Equity has been reviewing the data College by College and comparing each unit's responses to the overall Campus Response. Through this exercise opportunities for improvement are identified and initiatives are developed that are appropriate for the unique context of the unit in question.

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