More than 450 institutions have administered NSSE’s Topical Module, Inclusiveness and Engagement with Cultural Diversity (ICD) about the environments, processes, and activities that reflect the engagement and validation of cultural diversity. Results detail students’ exposure to inclusive teaching practices and intercultural learning; perceptions of institutional values and commitment regarding diversity; and participation in diversity-related programming and coursework.
We are eager to learn more about how colleges and universities are making use of their ICD results, and how we can encourage responsive, data-informed action.
Some current examples of how institutions are putting ICD data to use include:
- Randolph-Macon established a Racial Equity and Opportunity Commission, which will use ICD data to inform its work.
- Fontbonne University found its ICD results “eye opening” for gauging how well the institution is serving historically underrepresented students. Results were shared with various groups across campus, including the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, and are helping shape programming to incoming students.
- The Office of Multicultural Affairs at Longwood University will compare their ICD data to similar items to which students in 2018 responded through the EBI Benchworks SkyFactor Student Climate and Safety Survey. This information will be used to prioritize and inform decisions items regarding programming and services.
We are currently seeking institution stories about the Inclusiveness and Engagement with Cultural Diversity (ICD) module to offer more instructive examples and to develop an ICD data toolkit.
ICD was the leading Topical Module choice among NSSE 2021 participating institutions.
Can you share how your institution is using or plans to use your ICD or other NSSE results? results? What ideas do you have about what would help facilitate use? Use this form to send us your thoughts!