Stretching Our Students
Engagement with Diversity and Perspective-Taking
UI is committed to preparing students to be engaged participants and leaders in a culturally diverse world. We offer many opportunities to support student achievement of this outcome, but students vary widely in how extensively they participate in these kinds of experiences.
We examined student responses to the campus-wide SERU survey in order to learn more about student engagement and learning related to diversity. Our goal was to identify:
- To what extent do students report changes in their understanding of diversity between their arrival on campus and the time that they took the survey?
- Where in their undergraduate experience do students report gaining a deeper understanding of others’ perspectives?
- What are implications of these findings for teaching, learning, and student success on our campus?