Cultural Assessment Survey Results

Wright State University conducted a survey in October 2010 to assess our students' and employees' perceptions of Wright State University's cultural environment, specifically focusing on diversity and inclusion. The intent of the survey was not only to better understand the overall perspective of our students and employees, but also to determine if there were any significant differences in perspectives between different demographic groups.

Employees Survey Results

704 employees responded, including:

  • 41 Administrators
  • 266 Faculty
  • 391 Staff
  • 4 who did not identify

Download complete Employee Cultural Assessment Executive Summary report (PDF)

 

Question Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree Agree
%
Disagree
%
# % # % # % # % # %

1

Wright State creates a campus environment that values diverse employees.

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314

44.8%

238

34.0%

62

8.8%

55

7.8%

32

4.6%

78.7%

12.4%

2

I am personally interested in increasing my knowledge about diversity.

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263

38.0%

231

33.3%

137

19.8%

36

5.2%

26

3.8%

71.3%

8.9%

3

In general, employees at Wright State are treated with respect.

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271

38.7%

291

41.5%

55

7.9%

47

6.7%

36

5.1%

80.3%

11.9%

4

Wright State takes appropriate action to address incidents of discrimination that occur toward diverse students.

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165

30.2%

176

32.2%

149

27.3%

32

5.9%

24

4.4%

62.5%

10.3%

5

Wright State takes appropriate action to address incidents of discrimination that occur toward diverse employees.

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147

25.7%

173

30.3%

142

24.9%

60

10.5%

49

8.6%

56.0%

19.1%

6

My department demonstrates its commitment to Diversity and Inclusion.

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349

49.8%

190

27.1%

63

9.0%

49

7.0%

44

6.3%

77.6%

13.4%

7

At Wright State, there are sufficient opportunities for me to advance.

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175

25.6%

191

27.9%

105

15.4%

118

17.3%

95

13.8%

53.5%

31.1%

8

Overall, I am satisfied with Wright State.

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293

41.8%

271

38.7%

67

9.6%

43

6.1%

26

3.7%

80.6%

9.9%

9

My supervisor treats me with respect.

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422

60.2%

157

22.4%

44

6.3%

36

5.1%

32

4.6%

83.8%

9.8%

10

My supervisor is open to my ideas and suggestions.

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388

56.2%

171

24.7%

48

7.0%

36

5.2%

47

6.8%

81.0%

12.0%

11

Some employees display biases that negatively impact me.

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82

12.1%

176

26.0%

122

18.0%

96

14.2%

201

29.7%

38.1%

43.9%

12

I have made a conscious effort to build relationships with diverse students.

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323

49.5%

241

36.9%

70

10.7%

15

2.3%

4

0.6%

86.4%

2.9%

13

I am skillful at effectively communicating with diverse employees.

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288

41.3%

335

48.1%

63

9.0%

8

1.2%

3

0.4%

89.3%

1.6%

14

I have biases that could negatively impact my relationship with other employees.

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6

0.9%

56

8.3%

76

11.3%

143

21.2%

392

58.2%

9.2%

79.5%

15

I have biases that could negatively impact my interactions with diverse students.

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5

0.8%

46

6.9%

74

11.1%

120

18.1%

419

63.1%

7.7%

81.2%

Students Survey Results

1382 students responded, including:

  • 993 Undergraduates
  • 375 Graduate and doctoral students
  • 14 who did not identify

Download complete Student Cultural Assessment Executive Summary report (PDF)

 

Question Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Neutral Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree Agree
%
Disagree
%
# % # % # % # % # %

1

Wright State has a welcoming environment.

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612

44.7%

519

37.9%

153

11.2%

58

4.2%

28

2.0%

82.6%

6.3%

2

Wright State is inclusive of diverse students and viewpoints.

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662

48.5%

447

32.7%

156

11.4%

69

5.1%

31

2.3%

81.2%

7.3%

3

Other students treat me with respect.

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621

45.5%

518

38.0%

147

10.8%

51

3.7%

27

2.0%

83.5%

5.7%

4

My professors treat me with respect and fairness.

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760

55.7%

433

31.7%

82

6.0%

60

4.4%

30

2.2%

87.4%

6.6%

5

My contributions in the classroom are valued.

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626

45.9%

503

36.9%

170

12.5%

36

2.6%

29

2.1%

82.8%

4.8%

6

I receive the support I need to succeed academically.

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583

42.9%

460

33.9%

150

11.0%

108

8.0%

57

4.2%

76.8%

12.2%

7

I have made a conscious effort to build relationships with diverse Wright State students.

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435

31.9%

457

33.6%

307

22.5%

108

7.9%

55

4.0%

65.5%

12.0%

8

I am skillful at communicating with students from diverse cultural backgrounds.

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494

36.1%

537

39.3%

242

17.7%

75

5.5%

20

1.5%

75.4%

6.9%

9

I socialize mostly with students from my own cultural background.

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209

15.6%

411

30.6%

278

20.7%

248

18.5%

197

14.7%

46.2%

33.1%

10

I am personally interested in increasing my knowledge about Diversity.

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469

34.4%

422

30.9%

329

24.1%

81

5.9%

63

4.6%

65.3%

10.6%

11

I have personally experienced discrimination or harassment at Wright State.

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114

9.6%

127

10.7%

135

11.4%

136

11.4%

677

56.9%

20.3%

68.4%

12

I have personally observed discrimination or harassment of others at Wright State.

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144

11.8%

174

14.2%

149

12.2%

161

13.2%

594

48.6%

26.0%

61.8%

13

I have biases that could negatively impact my relationship with other students.

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37

3.0%

131

10.6%

193

15.6%

210

17.0%

665

53.8%

13.6%

70.8%

14

Overall, I am satisfied with Wright State experience.

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602

44.3%

492

36.2%

155

11.4%

65

4.8%

46

3.4%

80.4%

8.2%

Diversity Data 2013

Over the past few years, several measures of campus climate have been taken. Results that inform the following discussion come from the 2011 work of the Integrity Development Corporation consultants, Wright State University (WSU) data from a 2009 survey conducted by the LEADER Consortium, a survey conducted by the Wright State University ALLIES faculty/staff group, and listening sessions conducted by the Vice President for Multicultural Affairs & Community Engagement (VP MACE). Preliminary analysis of dissertation data collected by Corinne Wright were also examined in formulating this summary. 

Diversity Data Summary

Performance Appraisals

Performance Appraisal Process Review Summary and Recommendations