Diversity Survey

“The goal is for the plan to describe and continuously assess how the unit will deepen and enrich a culture and climate of inclusivity and diversity in support of the broader mission of the university and address certain key principles that strengthen efforts towards our academic mission and the success of all U of A students, staff, faculty and other key stakeholders.”

 

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Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete our Fulbright DEI Goals Survey! The survey officially closed on October 15, 2022.  Ultimately, we hope to use this survey to make Fulbright College a place where teaching, learning, transformative experiences, service, creative endeavors, and research thrive because everyone experiences equity and a sense of belonging. 

Survey Updates and Announcements as of December 2022:

  • Special thanks to our Center for Social Research for administering the survey
  • 1088 Faculty, Staff, and Students completed the survey
  • 87% of Faculty and Staff said it is extremely important to address DEI at the college level
  • 82% of Undergraduate and Graduate Students said it is extremely important to address DEI at the college level
  • Faculty, Staff, and Students said some of the most important guiding diversity, equity, and inclusion principles are:
    • Undertaking active measures to ensure inclusion and diversity are universally valued within the College
    • Developing a College budget that reflects a commitment to inclusion and diversity
    • Establishing and maintaining professional practices reflective of inclusion 
  • Some of the most important issues to Faculty, Staff, and Students:
    • Provide specific strategies and resources to recruit, hire, and retain underrepresented faculty and staff and recruit more underrepresented students
    • Provide more diversity and inclusion professional development and learning opportunities for students
    • Provide feedback on how existing spaces and public-facing office environments could be made more inclusive
  • Please watch the short powerpoint below highlighting our committee members.

The Fulbright College DEI Strategic Goal Planning Committee will meet during the spring of 2023, beginning in January, to craft the college goals.  Questions or comments may be emailed to arscdei@uark.edu