Diversity Survey:
 

1. Minority students are as well prepared academically as

non-minority students.

2. Gay and lesbian students are accepted and respected.

3. Students are accepted and respected regardless of their

racial or ethnic background.

4. Students with disabilities are accepted and respected.

Below are listed pairs of words people often use to describe

the overall climate at El Paso Community College. Which point

on the following scales best describes your assessment of the

overall climate at EPCC.

5. Do you rate the climate as:

6. Do you rate the climate as:

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Below are a series of statements about the climate at EPCC and the

kinds of interactions between students, faculty and staff. Please

indicate how strongly you agree or disagree with each statement.

12. Affirmative action leads to hiring more qualified faculty and staff

13. Non-tenured faculty is treated and respected the same as

tenured faculty.

14. Classified employees are treated and respected the same as

faculty and administrative staff.

15. EPCC should place more emphasis on racial/ethnic diversity.

16. My fellow faculty/staff treat me with the same respect as

they treat other faculty/staff.

17. A diverse work force tends to enrich the college by offering

many perspectives and promoting campus unity.

18. Faculty and staff are accepted and respected regardless of

their sexual orientation.

19. Affirmative action hiring policies do not explain the success of

EPCC's women faculty and staff.

20. Faculty and staff are accepted and respected regardless of their

racial or ethnic background.

21. In general, men and women are as attentive to female

speaking in a meeting as they are to a man speaking in

a meeting.

22. In a departmental or staff meeting, ideas presented by

male faculty or staff are as highly valued as the ideas

presented by female faculty or staff.

23. Faculty and staff with disabilities at EPCC are accepted

and respected.

24. I am aware of services available to faculty and staff that

address issues of discrimination.

In your estimation, how would each of the following actions

or efforts affect the climate for diversity?

Use the following scale to indicate how you see the action

affecting the climate for diversity.

25. Promote more events and programs that recognize

distinctive cultural heritage (for example, Black History or

Hispanic Heritage Months)?

26. Promote more programs and events that recognize differing

sexual orientations (for example, Gay/Lesbian Awareness)?

27. Promote more programs and events that recognize and inform

the campus about gender differences and issues in the workplace

(for example, Women's History Month)?

28. Increasing the number of students from differing backgrounds

at EPCC?

29. Increasing the number of faculty and staff from differing

backgrounds at EPCC?

30. Increase the diversity course requirement in the General

Education curriculum for all students?

31. Increase diversity content in courses throughout the curriculum?

The remaining questions in this survey relate to you. Please indicate

the response which best describes you.

32. I am knowledgeable about the culture of different groups.

33. I do not hold stereotypes about other groups.

34. I feel equally comfortable with all groups.

35. I am drawn to others who are different.

36. I find it more satisfying to work within a diverse team.

37. I feel that everyone is unique, with differing values and

preferences.

38. I understand cultural influences are the root of some of the

behaviors I see in people.

39. I show patience and understanding with people who speak

little English.

40. I feel that both newcomers and the organizations in which

they work should learn to work together.

41. What would you like to learn more about diversity?

42. What do you see as obstacle to diversity?

43. Gender

44. Employment Status

45. What is your age?

46. Which racial or ethnic group do you primarily identify with?


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