Spring 2021 DLE Student Survey
What is campus climate?
“The current attitudes, behaviors and standards of faculty, staff, administrators and students concerning the level of respect for individual needs, abilities and potential.” (Susan Rankin, 2008)
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COVID- 19 Pandemic
Students were asked to respond to statements about CSUSM's response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
69% feel satisfied with the racial/ethnic diversity of the student body at CSUSM
84% would rather hear a person's conflicting view than have them remain silent
Sense of Belonging
Students share their feelings of sense of belonging on campus
"I feel a sense of belonging to this campus"
- 78% of Latina/o/x strongly agree/agree
- 75% of Asian/Pacific Islander strongly agree/agree
- 73% White strongly agree/agree
- 67% Two or more races strongly agree/agree
- 64% Black strongly agree/agree
- 61% Amerian Indian/Alaska Native strongly agree/agree
Respondents share how often they heard insensitive or disparaging remarks about race/ethnicity from other students
- 77% Seldom/Never
- 17% Sometimes
- 6% Very often/often
72% Strongly Agree/Agree
"I feel a sense of belonging to this campus" feel that faculty often encouraged them to ask questions and participate in discussions in class
Themes From COVID-19 Related Open Ended Questions
Effectiveness with Online
Learning Varies with Faculty
"The shift to Zoom was
easier for some instructors and they
were still able to keep
content interesting, whereas others had a
more difficult time and the content was very dry"
Flexibility Needed from
"Online class format seems to have made professors in general assign more work and be less lenient with attending class because it is assumed that because class is online that students can and should have access to it all the time..."
"It’s difficult to get an audience with a professor if their
syllabus lists office hours as “via email”. Still waiting for a reply and it’s been a couple days. If only professors had a set day and time to hold office hours. That would be great."
for Student Needs
"Make professors understand that we are at home with our children so if we need to turn off our camera for a quick second it shouldn't be an issue. I tend to turn off my camera when I am serving my son a snack or going to use the restroom. Yes, we are in class but we also are at home with little ones."
The Survey Administration
The Diverse Learning Environments Survey was administered from March 1- March 26 2021 to all students enrolled in a degree, credential, or certificate program n= 15,017 1,514 students responded to the survey resulting in a 10.1% response rate.
This page summarizes quantitative and qualitative responses. Strongly Agree/Agree responses are combined. Please contact institutional Planning & Analysis at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.