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Climate for Minorities at UK A Summary of Various Survey Findings (1997 – 2001) Survey Results Compiled from. . . The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE, 2001) Undergraduate Alumni Survey (1999, 2000, 2001) New Freshmen Survey (2001)

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climate for minorities at uk

Climate for Minorities at UK

A Summary of Various Survey Findings (1997 – 2001)

survey results compiled from
Survey Results Compiled from. . .
  • The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE, 2001)
  • Undergraduate Alumni Survey (1999, 2000, 2001)
  • New Freshmen Survey (2001)
  • Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory (1997, 2000)
nsse 2001 percent of students reporting they often or very often had serious conversations with
NSSE 2001: Percent of students reporting they ‘often’ or ‘very often’ had serious conversations with . . .
  • Students of another race
    • Less than four in ten (38%) UK students
    • Over half (56%) of students at other doctoral/research extensive institutions
  • Students who differ in terms of religion, politics, or personal values
    • Over half (56%) of UK students
    • Two-thirds (67%) of students at other doctoral/research extensive institutions
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To what extent has your experience at UK contributed to your understanding people of other racial and ethnic backgrounds? (N=151)

Source: National Survey of Student Engagement, 2000-2001

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To what extent does UK emphasize encouraging contact among students from different economic, social, and racial or ethnic backgrounds? (N=151)

Note: Differences are significant at p<.001.

Source: National Survey of Student Engagement, 2000-2001

perceived academic climate for african american students at uk overall n 2358 african american n 68
Perceived Academic Climate for African-American Students at UK (Overall N=2358, African-American N=68)

Note: Results are compiled from three years of surveys

Source: Undergraduate Alumni Survey Results for 1999, 2000, 2001

perceived academic climate for women at uk
Perceived Academic Climate for Women at UK

Source: Undergraduate Alumni Survey Results for 2001

perceived social climate for african american students at uk overall n 2298 african american n 68
Perceived Social Climate for African-American Students at UK (Overall N=2298, African-American N=68)

Note: Results are compiled from three years of surveys

Source: Undergraduate Alumni Survey Results for 1999, 2000, 2001

perceived social climate for women at uk
Perceived Social Climate for Women at UK

Source: Undergraduate Alumni Survey Results for 2001

would you enroll again at uk
Would You Enroll Again at UK?

Source: Undergraduate Alumni Survey Results for 2001

freshman survey findings
Freshman Survey Findings

When asked how frequently they had worked on a high school project with a student of another race . . .

  • Over one-third (37%) of white students said they had ‘never’ worked with an African American student
  • Only 1% of African American students reported that they had ‘never’ worked with a white student
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Freshman Survey Findings

When asked how frequently during the past year they had had a long conversation with a student of another race . . .

  • Less than half (40%) of white students reported conversing with an African American student on 4 or more occasions
  • 84% of African American students reported conversing with a white student on 4 or more occasions
there is a strong commitment to racial harmony on campus 1 not satisfied at all to 7 very satisfied
There is a strong commitment to racial harmony on campus. (1=not satisfied at all to 7= very satisfied)

Source: Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory, 1997 and 2000

there is a strong commitment to racial harmony on campus
There is a strong commitment to racial harmony on campus.

Source: Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory, 1997

Note: A Gap of 1.5 or greater suggests an area of concern. A gap is defined as the difference between importance and satisfaction.

faculty fair unbiased in treatment of individual students
Faculty…..fair/unbiased in treatment of individual students.

Source: Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory, 1997

Note: A Gap of 1.5 or greater suggests an area of concern. A gap is defined as the difference between importance and satisfaction.

campus is safe and secure for all students
Campus is safe and secure for all students.

Source: Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory, 1997

Note: A Gap of 1.5 or greater suggests an area of concern. A gap is defined as the difference between importance and satisfaction.

summary
Summary
  • UK students are less likely than students from other doctoral institutions to converse with students who are very different from themselves (NSSE)
  • UK students perceive the university as not emphasizing the importance of contact with students from different economic, social, and racial or ethnic backgrounds (NSSE)
  • Female and African American alumni perceive the social climate at UK as less supportive than the overall sample of alumni (UK Alumni Survey)
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Summary
  • African American students are more likely to express concern with UK’s commitment to racial harmony on campus (Noel-Levitz Inventory)
  • African American freshmen are more likely to report working and conversing with whites than vice versa (New Freshman Survey)
  • Both African Americans and women are less likely than the overall group of respondents to believe the campus is safe and secure.