ERIC Number: ED436207
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-May
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Equity Assessment Study. Summary.
Fadale, LaVerna M.; Zhao, Peisheng
This assessment study is a culminating activity of an eight-year initiative to facilitate gender equity and more equitable campus environments - Mentoring Institutional Equity in New York State Two-Year Colleges. Eighteen two-year colleges participated in the application and implementation of an educational equity model designed to enhance gender equity within the very fabric of the institutions (policies, practices, classroom climate, curricula, support services among others) involving continual commitment and nurturing. In order to complete a comprehensive evaluation of the initiative, the effort recently focused on student perceptions of equitable campus climates and personal/career growth support and opportunities. A series of discussions and group activities at statewide service workshops resulted in a general consensus regarding dimensions of evaluation format, content, feasibility, among other factors. The students became the beneficiaries of the initiative, as confirmed by the generally favorable perceptions of equitable campus climates and learning environments. A few areas perceived as less favorable included awareness of sexual harassment procedures and policies, introduction of nontraditional careers and role models, free interaction without tension, and faculty/staff/administrator diversity. Included in this report are the equity assessment student survey form, faculty/staff/administrator feedback form, item mean summary, and item graphics. (VWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Two Year Coll. Development Center.
Note: Supported by funds from the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act (VATEA 8020-99-2002).