Campus Climate Study

Equity Study Committee Report March 2001


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Report Index
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Table 1: Faculty Response Rate by Sex, Ethnicity and Unit
Table 2: Unclassified Staff Response Rate by Sex, Ethnicity and Unit
Table 3: Faculty: Comparison of Mean Responses for Male – Female and Minority – White Faculty
Table 4: Female Faculty: Mean Responses in Descending Order of Perceived Inequity
Table 5: Faculty of Color: Mean Item Responses in Descending Order of Perceived Inequity
Table 6: Faculty: Top Five Issues of Concern and Five Issues of Least Concern
Table 7: Unclassified Staff Mean Item Responses by Sex and Race/Ethnicity
Table 8: Unclassified Staff: Female Item Means in Descending Order of Perceived Inequity
Table 9: Minority Unclassified Staff Item Means in Descending Order of Perceived
Responses to the Equity Study


Appendix A

Policies of the University of Kansas prohibit sexual or ethnic discrimination and harassment in all their forms. The Equity Study Committee was appointed by the Provost to identify issues of greatest relevance to the University's effort to assure that this goal is being achieved. This survey of the unclassified staff is part of that effort.

We hope that all members of the unclassified staff will answer this survey. Please do your best to answer all questions. You have complete anonymity when you answer this survey. Your responses will be entered into a database that does not identify you personally by name or identification number. Results will be reported in summary form.

The following questions ask whether you personally, or people you know, have experienced unequal treatment on the basis of race or sex. If you don't care or don't know about the item, just mark the first answer and move on. If you do, please indicate the severity of the inequity by choosing a position on the scale between “no inequity" and “severe inequity." Please return the survey in the enclosed envelope to: The Office of Institutional Research and Planning.

Each item on the survey had two sets of the following rankings printed on the scanable form; one for others and one for the participant.

  • Don't know/don't care
  • No inequity
  • Mild inequity
  • Moderate inequity
  • Severe inequity

 

University Practices

  1. Opportunities to participate in University committees
  2. Fairness of performance evaluation methods
  3. Communication of performance evaluation methods
  4. Job responsibilities
  5. Formal recognition for achievement

Unit Life (Immediate Work Environment)

  1. Mentoring junior staff
  2. Performance feedback
  3. Opportunities to communicate with unit leaders
  4. Annual evaluation process
  5. Annual merit salary allocation process
  6. Promotion process
  7. Hiring process
  8. Unit awards
  9. Unit Climate
  10. Voice in unit decision making

Resources and Working Conditions

  1. Allocation of professional development support (i.e., funds to attend or present at conferences)
  2. Allocation of quality work space
  3. Allocation of quality work equipment
  4. Funding for graduate assistant positions
  5. Availability of flexible work hours

Individual Considerations

  1. Amount of annual raise
  2. Access to benefits
  3. Unit practices for accommodating family issues

Demographic Information

  1. Race or ethnic group:
    1. Black – African native descent
    2. Asian or Pacific Islander – Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Indian subcontinent or Pacific Islander origin
    3. Hispanic – Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American origin
    4. White (not Hispanic) – European, North African or Middle Eastern origin
    5. American Indian or Alaskan Native
    6. Other
  2. Age
  3. Sex
    1. Male
    2. Female
  4. Which best describes your primary unit affiliation?
    1. Administrative Units:
      1. Chancellor's Area (OIRP/UMI, KANU Radio, Audio Reader Program, Intercollegiate Athletics, University Airplane, General Counsel, University Relations)
      2. Provost's Area (Provost's Office, Equal Opportunity, University Governance, Center for Teaching Excellence, Instructional Development, Spencer Museum of Art, Hoch Complex, University Press)
      3. Research and Public Service
      4. Academic Services (Admissions and Scholarships, Freshman-Sophomore Advising Center, New Student Orientation, Registrar, Writing Consulting, Academic Technology Services)
    2. Academic Units
      1. College of Liberal Arts and Sciences/Graduate School
      2. Professional Schools/Edwards Campus
      3. Continuing Education
    3. Student Affairs
    4. Information Services (Academic Computing, Computing Services, Printing Services, NTS) and Libraries
    5. Support Units
      1. Administrative Affairs (Administration Office, Public Safety, Parking, Internal Audit)
      2. Planning and Facilities Management (DCM and FO)
      3. Support Services (Budget, Comptroller's Office, Environmental Health and Safety, Human Resources, Purchasing Office)

Equity Study

Survey of Faculty

Policies of the University of Kansas prohibit sexual or ethnic discrimination and harassment in all their forms. The Equity Study Committee was appointed by the Provost to identify issues of greatest relevance to the University's effort to assure that this goal is being achieved. This survey of the faculty is part of that effort.

We hope that all members of the faculty will answer this survey. Please do your best to answer all questions. You have complete anonymity when you answer this survey. Your responses will be entered into a database that does not identify you personally by name of identification number. Results will be reported in summary form.

The following questions ask whether you personally, or people you know, have experienced unequal treatment on the basis of race or sex. If you don't care or don't know about the item, just mark the first answer and move on. If you do, please indicate the severity of the inequity by choosing a position on the scale between “no inequity" and “severe inequity." Please return the survey in the enclosed envelope to: The Office of Institutional Research and Planning.

Each item on the survey had two sets of the following rankings printed on the scanable form; one for others and one for the participant.

  • Don't know/don't care
  • No inequity
  • Mild inequity
  • Moderate inequity
  • Severe inequity

 

University Practices

  1. Evaluation methods for promotion and tenure
  2. Communication of performance evaluation methods and standards for promotion and tenure
  3. Implementation of promotion and tenure process
  4. Flexibility of timelines for promotion and tenure
  5. Formal recognition for achievement
  6. Awarding of University teaching awards
  7. Awarding of University research awards
  8. Representation on committees
Unit Life (Immediate Work Environment)
  1. Mentoring of junior faculty
  2. Amount of performance feedback
  3. Opportunities to communicate with unit leaders
  4. Committee assignments
  5. Evaluation methods for promotion and tenure
  6. Implementation of promotion and tenure process
  7. Communication of standards for promotion and tenure of junior faculty
  8. Communication of criteria for promotion to full professor
  9. Encouragement to “go up" for promotion to full professor
  10. Time in rank for promotion to full professor
  11. Annual faculty evaluation process
  12. Annual merit salary allocation process
  13. Teaching load (number of courses per semester)
  14. Teaching assignment (type of courses)
  15. Advising assignment
  16. Research requirements
  17. Service requirements
  18. Awarding of unit teaching awards
  19. Awarding of unit research awards
  20. Voice is heard in unit (decision making)
  21. Hiring process
  22. Unit climate
Resources and Working Conditions
  1. Allocation of professional development support (i.e., funds to attend conferences or funding review panels)
  2. Allocation of quality work space
  3. Allocation of quality work equipment
  4. Work environment in general
  5. Opportunities for flexible work hours
  6. Allocation of internal money to initiate research
  7. Support for grant development and submission
  8. Support for instructional development
  9. Respect from students in classroom
  10. Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues in my or other units
Individual Considerations
  1. Amount of annual raise
  2. Access to benefits
  3. Unit formal or informal practices for accommodating family issues
  4. Application of tenure clock interruption policy
  5. Number of committee assignments
  6. Commitment of unit to your research
Demographic Information
  1. Race or ethnic group:
    1. Black – African native descent
    2. Asian or Pacific Islander – Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Indian subcontinent or Pacific Islander origin
    3. Hispanic – Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American origin
    4. White (not Hispanic) – European, North African or Middle Eastern origin
    5. American Indian or Alaskan Native
    6. Other
  2. Age
  3. Sex
    1. Male
    2. Female
  4. Which best describes your primary school affiliation or area within the College?
    1. College: Humanities
    2. College: Natural Sciences and Mathematics
    3. College: Social Sciences
    4. Professional School
    5. Libraries

 

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