University Analysis, Reporting, & Assessment 

Student Diversity and Globalization Climate Survey

March 30, 2005 April 10, 2005

 

    The following items are intended to assess your perceptions of diversity and globalization at Salisbury University.  We'd like to have your feedback on the campus climate, as well as the curriculum.  The survey will take only 10 minutes to complete and your responses are anonymous.  Please base your responses on YOUR personal experiences at SU.  You may skip any items that you prefer not to answer.  

 

     If you have any questions about this survey, please contact the co-chairs of the Diversity and Globalization Self-Study Working Group - Dr. Grace Clement (ext. 75074) or Dr. Darrell Newton (ext. 36229).  You may also contact the Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs of Institutional Diversity, Mr. Kevin Carreathers (ext. 36426) or the Director of Institutional Research, Assessment, & Accountability, Mr. Bryan Price (ext. 36023).

 

    First, please provide the following information.  These basic demographics are important because they help us to identify whether your opinions and experiences are similar to other individuals.

 


Please identify: 

     Class Freshman     Sophomore     Junior     Senior     Graduate
     Race (check all that apply) American Indian/Native American     Asian     Black/African American     Hispanic     White
     US Citizen Yes     No
     Sex Male     Female
     Housing On-campus     Off-campus
     Political Views Far Left     Liberal     Moderate     Conservative     Far Right
     Sexual Orientation

Please respond to each item using the scales provided: 

     (1)  Please rate the General Education courses you've taken at SU:     

-  my General Education courses discussed issues related to cultural diversity.

-  my General Education courses provided culturally diverse opinions.

-  my General Education courses presented diverse ways of living.

-  my General Education courses provided information about diverse cultures.

-  my General Education courses provided international views about our world.

     (2)  As you think about your General Education courses, please rate the following:     

-  I think that SU faculty are considerate of diverse opinions.

-  I think that SU faculty are considerate of diverse ways of living.

-  I think that SU faculty are considerate of diverse cultures.

-  I think that SU faculty are considerate of international views about our world.

Please answer each item using the following scale:

5 = Definitely Yes

4 = Mostly Yes

3 = Somewhat

 2 = Mostly Not

1 = Definitely Not

   0 = I can't respond/I have no experience with    

 
     (3)  Since I've been a student at SU, my classroom and extra-curricular experiences, such as athletics, performing arts events, and student organizations, have helped me to: 5 4 3 2 1 0
                                                (a)  Gain a greater understanding of racial/ethnic differences.
                                                (b)  Gain a greater understanding of other people and cultures.
                                                (c)  Gain a greater understanding of other countries.
                                                (d)  Discuss topics related to cultural differences and ways of living.
                                                (e)  Initiate contact with people who are not like me.
                                                (f)  Think about not using language that might be offensive to others.
                                                (g)  Have a greater understanding of diversity in general.
                                                (h)  Actually, I had the opinions above before coming to SU.
     (4)  I think that the library's resources address issues in other countries well.
     (5)  I enjoy(ed) courses that help(ed) me to think about things from an international perspective.
     (6)  I have had opportunities at SU to learn from other students about different countries and cultural differences.
     (7)  I think that learning about people from different cultures is an important part of a college education.
     (8)  Contact with individuals of a different race, culture, political opinion or sexual orientation has helped my overall education.
     (9)  Since I've been here at SU, I have seen improvements with respect to diversity and international issues.

Please respond to items 10 through 12 by selecting one response using the following scale:

 5 = Always

4 = Most of the time

3 = Sometimes

2 = Not very often

1 = Never

0 = I can't respond/

I have no experience with

 
     (10)  I feel safe on the campus of Salisbury University.  5  4  3  2  1  0
                                                (a)  During the day
                                                (b)  After dark
                                                (c)  When I am alone
                                                (d)  When I am with others
                                                (e)  The majority of the time
     (11)  I feel welcomed on campus:            
                                                (a)  By faculty in the classroom
                                                (b)  By other students in the classroom
                                                (c)  At SU sponsored functions or activities
                                                (d)  When visiting administrative offices
                                                (e)  When visiting faculty offices
                                                (f)  When visiting the library
                                                (g)  The majority of the time
     (12)  I feel isolated on campus:            
                                                (a)  Because of my race or ethnic background
                                                (b)  Because of my sexual orientation
                                                (c)  Because others don't include me
                                                (d)  Because of my political beliefs
                                                (e)  Because I commute to campus
                                                (f)  By my own choice

Please respond to items 13 through 15 by selecting one response using the following scale:

           
 

5 = Definitely Yes

4 = Mostly Yes

3 = Somewhat

 2 = Mostly Not

1 = Definitely Not

   0 = I can't respond/I have no experience with    

  5 4 3 2 1 0
     (13)  There are groups on campus that support someone like me.
     (14)  There are academic and administrative support services to help me on campus.
     (15)  SU is more diverse than my previous school with respect to:            
                                                (a)  People of different ethnic backgrounds
                                                (b)  People of different sexual orientations
                                                (c)  People of different political backgrounds
                                                (d)  People of different economic backgrounds
                                                (e)  A range of opinions and ideas expressed

Please respond to items 16 through 18 by selecting one response using the following scale:

 5 = Always

4 = Most of the time

3 = Sometimes

2 = Not very often

1 = Never

0 = I can't respond/

I have no experience with

  5 4 3 2 1 0
     (16)  I feel as though I can be myself in the classroom, just like I could in my own dorm room or apartment.
     (17)  I feel respected for who I am by:            
                                                (a)  My Classmates
                                                (b)  My Instructors
                                                (c)  The Administration
                                                (d)  The Staff
     (18)  SU provides an environment where people are free to give their ideas, opinions or beliefs.

Please respond to items 19 through 23 by selecting one response using the following scale:

 

4 = More than 5 times

3 = 2-5 times

2 = Once

1 = Never

 
  4 3 2 1
     (19)  I have personally experienced discrimination on campus.
     (20)  I have personally experienced a racial or ethnic conflict on campus.
     (21)  I have witnessed a racial or ethnic conflict on-campus.
     (22)  I have personally experienced a racial or ethnic conflict in this region.
     (23)  I have witnessed a racial or ethnic conflict in this region.

Please respond to each item by selecting one response from the scales provided:

     (24)  I am tolerant when listening to someone's views I don't agree with.
     (25)  My classmates are tolerant when listening to someone's views they don't agree with.
     (26)  My instructors are tolerant when listening to someone's views they don't agree with.
     (27)  Based upon the campus climate, I would recommend that someone attend school here.

Using the following scale, please indicate your level of satisfaction with each aspect listed below:

 5 = very satisfied

4 = satisfied

3 = neutral

2 = dissatisfied

1 = very dissatisfied

0 = unable to respond/

no experience with

5 4 3 2 1 0
  (a)  Academic Advising
                                                  (b) Admissions
                                                  (c) Athletics
                                                  (d) Bookstore
                                                  (e) Career Services
                                                  (f) Cashiers Office
                                                  (g) Campus Recreation
                                                  (h) Computer Services
                                               (i)  Counseling Services
                                                  (j) Department Advisor
                                                  (k) Dining Services
                                                  (l) Financial Aid Office
                                                  (m) Health Center
                                                  (n) Housing Services
                                                  (o) Library Services
                                                  (p) Multiethnic/International Student Services
                                                  (q) Registration Office
                                                  (r) Student Activities Office

If you have any additional comments you wish to make regarding any of your responses to the previous items, please feel free to include them below:

Created by Office of Institutional Research, Assessment, & Accountability
Copyright 2005 [Salisbury University Office of Institutional Research]. All rights reserved.
Revised: May 11, 2006