Evaluating Campus Climate at US Research Universities

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Evaluating Campus Climate at US Research Universities:  Opportunities for Diversity and Inclusion is edited by Krista M. Soria, a Research Analyst at the University of Minnesota, with chapters written by nearly sixty authors, many from other large, Big Ten research universities.

According to the publisher website, "This book examines campus climate data collected from undergraduates at several large, public research universities across the nation to enhance understanding of the long-term impact of campus climate on student success."

The book's twenty-two chapters cover a variety of aspects of campus climate:

  1. Campus Climate at Research Universities: 2012–2017
  2. Effects of Campus Climates for Diversity on College GPA Among Latinx Students at Selective Universities: An Examination by Gender, First-Generation College Status, and Immigrant Status
  3. A Meta-analysis of Queer-Spectrum and Trans-Spectrum Student Experiences at US Research Universities
  4. Perceptions of Campus Climate at the Intersections of Disability and LGBTQIA+ Identities
  5. Students’ Perceptions of Campus Climate by Social Class Background
  6. Campus Climate for Students with Disabilities
  7. “Mi Familia”: Counterstories of First-Generation Latina/x Students Navigating a Racially Hostile Campus Climate
  8. Reframing Campus Climate Data to Advocate for Institutional Transformation, Praxis, and Activism for LGBQQ+ College Students
  9. The Effect of Student Perception of Campus Climate for Diversity and Inclusion on Overall University Experience: A Race/Ethnicity Comparison Study
  10. Perceptions of Campus Climate and Sense of Belonging Among Non-immigrant, First-Generation, and Second-Generation Students
  11. Racial Differences in the Effects of Campus Climate on Sense of Belonging at Public Research Universities
  12. International Students’ Experiences with Campus Climate at Large, Public Research Universities
  13. Vulnerable Populations at Public Research Universities: Centering Sexual Violence Prevalence and Perceptions of Campus Climate
  14. Campus Climate for Diversity as Dialogue: Using an Equity Lens to Center Students
  15. Patterns and Impacts of Racial and International Student Disparities in Experiences of Campus Climate, Academic Support, and Financial Conditions
  16. “It’s Cold in Here”: First-Generation Students at American Research Universities
  17. Necessary yet Insufficient: Contextualizing Trans* Identities in Campus Climate Research
  18. Much Discussion, Not Much Change: Perceptions of Campus Climate Continue to Differ Along Racial Lines
  19. High-Impact Practices for Student Engagement in the Research University
  20. Learning About Difference in the Classroom and Students’ Views of the Campus Climate for Diversity
  21. Learning to Change Campus Climate: Insights from an Action Research Study
  22. Exploring the Relationship Between Service-Learning and Perceptions of Campus Climate

In addition to the expected chapters covering various racial and ethnic backgrounds, first-generation students, international students, LGBTQ students, and students with disabilities,  there are also ones on service learning, sexual violence, and student engagement programs.  So this book might be one that some on campus would want to read in its entirety, but others may just want to check out the chapter or two that covers the focus of their program or unit.

The library has two copies of this book, one on 6 South of the Hatcher Graduate Library  and one in the basement of the Shapiro Undergraduate Library; both have this call number:  LB 2324 .E89 2018.

For more resources on DEI&A, check out the library's Diversity, Inclusion, Equality and Accessibility research guide which focuses on empirical evidence of the impact of diversity on outcomes -- building the case for diversity, benefits of diversity, under what conditions do we get optimal results.