NWTC Equity Guide A guide to diversity, equity and inclusion at NWTC - Page 16

WHAT OUR STUDENTS AND EMPLOYEES The climate of a campus is experienced differently from person to person. Climate is about perception — how it feels to be in the community, not simply what happens. In Spring 2016, NWTC created a cross-functional team to develop its own Campus Climate Survey to ask students about their perceptions of campus climate, academic and campus life as well as the extent to which they have experienced or witnessed discrimination, harassment and sexual assault. NWTC sent the survey to 8,423 students; 2,862 responses were eligible for analysis. FIVE FACTORS OF STUDENT CLIMATE 5 4 3 4.3 4.5 4.6 4.4 4.0 Overall Campus Respect & Support Learning Environment Service Environment Value of Diversity Personal Respect 2 1 0 2000 2000 1800 1800 1600 1400 1200 1,821 1000 (68.3%) 800 600 400 200 0 14 Staff members create an environment that is inclusive and respectful. AVERAGE = 4.6 9 94 735 (3.5%) (27.6%) (0.3%) 6 (0.2%) Strongly Disagree (1) Disagree (2) Neither (3) Agree (4) The majority of my instructors create a learning environment that is inclusive and respectful. AVERAGE = 4.6 1600 1400 1200 (65.4%) 800 600 400 200 Strongly Agree (5) 1,742 1000 0 11 106 728 (4.0%) (27.3%) (0.4%) 10 (0.4%) Strongly Disagree (1) Disagree (2) Neither (3) Agree (4) Strongly Agree (5)