Campus Inclusion Climate Survey reaches unprecedented levels of response rates!

While early in the analysis process, initial response patterns allow UNT leadership to be confident in their ability to generalize findings effectively across the various populations surveyed. A big THANK YOU to all of the faculty, staff, students, and administrators that participated in the Campus Inclusion Climate Survey, and to our Climate Survey Planning Committee, volunteers and campus partners that helped to make it a success! UNT response rates were congruent with acceptable social science standards for assessment and according to Campus Climate Surveys LLC, UNT has achieved the highest response rates for any institutions they have administered surveys for in the past.

% of Responses across the University Community by Population Type

Population Type Total Responses % Responded 95% Confidence Interval
Student 38,556 3,545 9.2% +/- 1.56 pts
Faculty 1,653 393 23.7% +/- 4.32 pts
Staff 2,061 796 38.6% +/- 2.8 pts
Administrator 476 306 64.2% +/- 3.35 pts

Note: UNT Faculty, Staff, Administrator Population Totals and programming methodology provided by the UNT System Human Resources Information Services group in Fall, 2018. Confidence interval calculations were derived for table 1.1 and 1.2 using tools available from here.

Follow @DiversityUNT for details on incentive distribution to faculty, staff students, and administrators and other updates. The grand prize of the 2018 Honda Civic will be revealed at the 2019 Equity and Diversity Conference! The Division of Institutional Equity and Diversity continues to work with Data, Analytics, and Institutional Research to determine initial findings and pursue subsequent focus groups in the spring semester. Data presentations will follow to colleges and divisions. Stay tuned for updates as we continue the path of awareness, engagement and action towards intentional equity and inclusion.

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The Office of Diversity and Inclusion offers these customized learning and development services to organizations outside of UNT through a partnership with UNT’s Professional Development Institute. Consultation regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion program development and infrastructure is also available. To submit an external learning and development request through the Professional Development Institute, click here.

Our dialogue based programs provide an opportunity for participants to learn from others’ perspectives through a structured curriculum or discussion questions.

Unlikely Allies

Unlikely Allies Series: Based upon the book Unlikely Allies in the Academy: Women of Color and White Women in Conversation, this multi-module series creates opportunities for intragroup and intergroup dialogue with the goal of cultivating bonding and bridging capital among UNT employees. Piloted in the fall of 2016, the series began with campus visits from the book’s editor and contributors and evolved into a dialogue-based curriculum exploring commonalities and barriers that affect coalition building.

Tent Talks

Tent Talks: Conducted during the academic year, Tent Talks provide an informal, come-and go-opportunity for members of the UNT community to share their perspectives through themed discussion questions aligned with programming in the Multicultural Center, Pride Alliance, and our campus partners. Generally held during the first week of every month, Tent Talks are held on the Library Mall and at Discovery Park.

Inclusion, Equity, and Community Building

This five-module series provides a comprehensive approach to addressing cultural humility, bias awareness and identity development, microaggressions, privilege and allyship and change leadership for participants interested in applying intentional inclusion to their policies, programs, practices, and people. The series ends with action planning and guidance from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to sustain inclusive excellence. Participants who complete all five modules of the series receive a certificate.

Module Descriptions:

  • Module 1: Cultural Humility and DEI Alphabet Soup: This introductory workshop explores cultural humility, self-reflection and identity, and their application to participants’ professional roles. The session also provides an overview of relevant social justice and diversity, equity, and inclusion terms.
  • Module 2: Bias Awareness, Socialization, and Identity Development: Participants explore their own biases via the Harvard Implicit Association Test and how they are influenced by socialization. Identity development, with a focus on internal and external authoring, is introduced to demonstrate the importance of intentionally inclusive environments on positive student development and employee engagement. Pre-work is required for this session (+/-10 minutes)
  • Module 3: Inclusive Language, Communication, and Triggers: This session explores microaggressions and the role of language, communication, and socialization in inclusion and exclusion. Participants also explore how these contribute to identity authoring and lived experience.
  • Module 4: Privilege, Collusion, and Allyship: Participants explore various types of privilege in their lives and the lives of others, and engage specifically in an examination of privilege, collusion, and positional power at UNT. The session also discusses needed efforts to practice allyship and apply intentional inclusion strategies. Pre-work is required for this session (+/- 30 minutes).
  • Module 5: Change Leadership and Action Planning: This workshop explores what organizational change looks and feels like, and examines how we can use our spheres of influence to enact change. Participants will consider applying change strategies to an aspect of their work environment. Pre-work is required for this session (+/- 30 minutes).

Enrollment/Participation Requirements:

To preserve the integrity of the curriculum, participants will agree to the following:

  • Supervisor approval is required to participate in the Inclusion, Equity and Community Building series. Each registrant’s supervisor will receive an email with full instructions requesting approval for their attendance.
  • Supervisors will also approve those who are waitlisted, and the learner must notify them if they are waitlisted.
  • Supervisors will have the option to indicate why they have denied a participant’s enrollment in the course.

To preserve the integrity of the curriculum, participants will agree to the following:

  • Supervisor approval is required to participate in the Inclusion Equity and Community Building series. Each registrant’s supervisor will receive an email requesting approval for their attendance.
  • Participants must attend each module in proposed order.
  • Due to limited staff, session make-ups cannot be provided. Participants must attend all scheduled modules to achieve completion and will be removed from the roster if a session is missed.
  • Participants must attend each module’s entire four-hour session. Those arriving later than 15 minutes after start time will be removed from the roster.
  • Adhere to the “Principles of Engagement” of the series:
  • Each participant will receive a reflection journal in which they can complete their pre-work, take notes, and answer reflection questions. Laptop computers are not permitted in the sessions.
  • All assigned pre-work must be completed before session (including assigned activities, reflections, and other assignments).
  • Participants will receive slide decks for each module via email after each session they complete.

Inaugural Inclusion, Equity, and Community Building Class

Congratulations to the inaugural cohort of the Inclusion, Equity and Community Building open enrollment series, which graduated its first class of completers October 5th. Representative of employees across the university, these participants attended all five modules and were tasked with identifying a practice, program, or perspective within their respective units that could be improved by intentional inclusion. The cohort will continue to meet throughout the year to provide support and feedback for their change strategies. The next cohort will be offered Fall of 2019. For more information, contact Diversity.Inclusion@unt.edu.

Inaugural Inclusion, Equity, and Community Building Class
Back row (L-R): Anjelita Cadena, Bethany Blackstone, Vicki Campbell, Felita Cook, Saria Outhier, Elizabeth Hinkle Turner.
Front Row: Lilly Ramin, Kathy Neira Gonzalez, Meghan Fitzgerald, Mariah Hope.

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