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Diverse Learning Environments Survey

The DLE is a national survey conducted by the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) at UCLA. It is designed to capture student perceptions regarding the institutional climate, learning outcomes, and campus practices as experienced with faculty, staff, and peers. Diverse student populations are at the center of the survey, and the instrument is based on studies of diverse student bodies and the complexity of issues that range from student mobility to intergroup relations.

CSUSM participated in the DLE for the first time in Spring 2015. Results of the survey will contribute to ongoing efforts to assess campus climate, undergraduate learning outcomes, and progress of the Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan. While historically the survey was administered biennially to sophomores, juniors, and non-graduating seniors, for the Spring 2019  DLE administration, the survey was administered to all students enrolled in a degree, credential, or certificate program in order to be inclusive of a broader population of students.

Spring 2021

For additional Spring 2021 DLE survey reporting, including an infographic and an interactive dashboard, please visit the Office of Inclusive Excellence’s Campus Climate webpage.

Spring 2019

Spring 2017

Spring 2015

For more detailed results from this survey, please contact Dominique Harrison in Institutional Planning and Analysis.

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