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climate survey, climate, faculty climate, faculty, HERI, diversity, priorities, LGBT, minorities, diverse faculty, diverse faculty, climate survey, climate surveys


To further Western’s commitment to supporting diverse faculty, and in response to the priorities of campus groups, including the Faculty Senate, Minority Employee Council, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Advocacy Council, Western contracted with the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) at UCLA to conduct their nationally recognized Faculty Survey. Western selected HERI due to its highly respected work developing and administering campus surveys and its ability to provide benchmark data from peer institutions who participated in the 2010-2011 Faculty Survey. Western’s Equal Opportunity (EO) Office facilitated the HERI Faculty Survey and served as the primary point of contact with HERI. The HERI Faculty Survey measures a broad range of issues impacting faculty and administrators, including faculty perceptions of institutional priorities; workload activities; institutional impacts and changes resulting from the economic downturn; goals and expectations for students; pedagogical strategies; stress and satisfaction; and the connection of learning activities to the local and global community. A separate Report analyzes this general Faculty Survey data and provides benchmark comparisons. This Diversity Climate Report focuses exclusively on the responses to survey questions directly addressing the equal opportunity climate and the values placed by faculty and Western on issues of diversity. Most particularly, the Report identifies differences in responses within the comparison groups: race, sexual orientation and gender. This Report is intended to identify (1) faculty experiences, perceptions and beliefs regarding matters related to diversity at Western and (2) particular experiences of faculty of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual and other faculty who do not identify as heterosexual (LGBO); and female faculty. Awareness of all faculty’s experiences, perceptions and beliefs, including the particular experiences of faculty belonging to these diverse groups, can inform departmental, college, and institution-wide efforts to foster a climate that is welcoming to and inclusive of all Western faculty.




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Minority college teachers--Washington (State)--Statistics; Minority college teachers--Washington (State)--Atittudes; College teachers--Washington (State)--Statistics; College teachers--Washington (State)--Atittudes






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