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Climate Survey - Diversity

Diversity

Diversity was addressed by having faculty consider and estimate how comfortable it might be for new faculty in their department, depending on their background characteristics (i.e., varying ethnicities, orientations, cultures, countries, etc.).  Overall, most faculty (64% to 97%) thought people in each group would be comfortable or very comfortable, but all groups rated the comfort of whites higher than members of any other group. 

When differences were associated with ethnicity of faculty, Latino/as thought many more of the characteristics would be associated with less comfort than did faculty of other ethnicities.  Latino/as thought new faculty who were gay/lesbian, transgender, African American, Latino, Native American, Asian American or Middle Eastern would be less comfortable than estimates by faculty of other ethnicities.