Recent results of surveys from two leading research universities examining campus climate revealed major disparities between the experiences and views of White faculty and those of underrepresented minority groups on issues of diversity and inclusion. ­

The University of Iowa and the University of Maryland-College Park (UMD) over the last 18 months have released the results of their surveys, which include students, faculty and staff. Although the campuses are dissimilar in population demographics, the results reflected similar disparities between the views and experiences of White faculty compared with faculty of color. In the surveys, minority faculty expressed lower levels of satisfaction compared to their majority counterparts and cited both overt and subtle forms of bias. ­ The key findings were generally in line with published data on the subject…..

Diverse Issues in Higher Education