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clarkforwrd pathways to inclusive excellence log

We are pleased to announce the final stage of the Survey on Campus Culture and Community: #ClarkForward – Pathways to Inclusive Excellence.

The data collected and reports generated provided a snapshot of your Clark experience. As promised there will be a series of exciting opportunities for you to engage in the implementation stage providing your ideas, strategies, and solutions that address the key data findings.

This semester the Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host a series of community fora as a means to foster campus participation on all levels. Dates for constituent-specific and issue-based fora are below:

Constituent Forums
Audience Dates/Time Location
Faculty February 5th, 2020
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Dana Commons – Fireside Lounge
Undergraduate Students February 6th, 2020
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
University Center – Tilton Hall
Graduate Students February 19th, 2020
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Dana Commons – Fireside Lounge
Staff March 5th, 2020
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Dana Commons – Higgins Lounge
Issue-Based Forums
Audience Dates/Time Location
Forum on the Status of Race Relations February 20th, 2020
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Dana Commons – Fireside Lounge
Forum on the Status of the LGBTQ+ Community February 25th, 2020
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Dana Commons – Fireside Lounge
Forum on the Status of Women in Higher Education February 26th, 2020
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Dana Commons – Fireside Lounge
Forum on the Status of Discourse Across Difference February 27th, 2020
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Dana Commons – Fireside Lounge

For those who wish to provide recommendations online, we invite you to utilize the form below.

#ClarkForward Online Form

Dear Clark community,

We are delighted to provide an update regarding the Clark University Survey on Campus Culture and Community. The survey launched in October 2017 in partnership with the Higher Education Research Institution (HERI) at UCLA, a leading expert in the field. We received the final HERI report in April 2018, and it was disseminated to the campus that spring. This past year, a small team collaborated with the President’s Diversity Advisory Council to review the raw data to better understand the findings and move into our next phase of recommendations and implementation.

Next steps

Over the summer months and into the next academic year, members of the Clark community will gather to discuss the results and potential next steps. This will involve broad campus engagement with all constituencies (students, faculty, and staff) in order to develop recommendations and set the stage for a comprehensive implementation strategy based on the key data findings. In order to assist the campus, we have included four reports that include a summary of the key data findings based on constituency.

Reports

Clark University partnered with HERI who developed a report that was released in April 2018.

A small team at Clark conducted further analysis on the data which resulted in the following results below.

A special thank-you to Andrew Stewart, assistant professor of psychology; Elissa Chin Lu, director of strategic analytics and institutional research; Jennifer Fells, undergraduate research assistant and Julia Tran, graduate research assistant, who worked tirelessly on the reports.

Sincerely,

Sheree M. Ohen, J.D.
Chief Officer of Diversity and Inclusion


A brief history

The Survey on Campus Culture and Community built upon a history commencing from the creation of the Committee on Campus Climate and collaboration with the Consortium on High Achievement and Success. It marked a milestone in the institution’s diversity and inclusion efforts in that it is the very first survey to reach all campus constituents – students, faculty, staff, and senior administrators – using a single survey instrument.

The survey’s aim was to collect data on the experiences, opportunities, and perspectives of various campus constituencies; gather insights on the culture of understanding, acceptance, and celebration of difference at Clark; gain an understanding of the institution’s strengths and opportunities in diversity, equity, and inclusion; and recognize ways to maintain this momentum in growth and progress.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion served as the campus coordinator for this initiative, and together with the Office of Strategic Analytics and Institutional Research, worked with HERI to develop a survey instrument that was adapted to Clark. This instrument was piloted among a test group of faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students before receiving Institutional Research Board approval.

At the conclusion of the survey in December 2017, HERI analyzed the data and produced a final report that was sent to the campus community in Spring 2018. This past year, a small team worked in collaboration with the President’s Diversity Advisory Council to review the raw data to better understand the findings in order to move into our next phase of recommendations and implementation.

The institution plans to convene high-level discussions on these deliverables to craft thoughtful and data-driven priorities and strategies related to diversity, inclusion, and equity.

Contact Information

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

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