Gender Climate Survey
This survey is being funded by a grant from the IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and is being conducted by the Office for Women and the Multicultural Pedagogy Research Group. Professor Ashburn-Nardo and Professor Williams of the Department of Psychology are supervising the process.
The survey will look at climate issues for women faculty and staff at IUPUI based on indications of perceived gender bias in the 2009 Faculty Survey and the 2009 Staff Survey. In these surveys a notable percentage expressed a perception of discrimination, negative or disparaging comments or not being taken seriously based on gender compared to other categories. When we examined the raw data the majority of these responses were from women.
It is expected that the data from this survey will provide insight into factors in this perception, identify areas of concern, and assist the campus in developing strategies to recruit, retain, and advance women faculty and staff. We also hope it will provide data that could assist with external grant proposals.
The Faculty and Staff portion of the study was begun in 2013. The survey has been disseminated and results gathered. Data processing and analysis will take place in the summer of 2013 with preliminary reports available during academic year 2013-14..
A second phase addressing the concerns of women students is being planned.