Improvements in Campus Climate: Fall 1997 to Fall 2001
|Respect for and tolerance of differences has steadily increased at Chabot in the last four years, according to student surveys conducted during the ninth week of the semester in Fall 1997, Fall 1999, and Fall 2001.Higher percentages of students in Fall 2001 than in 1999 or 1997 perceived a general respect for differencesin the areas of race-ethnicity, gender, physical disability, age, sexual orientation, native language, and religion. The recent increases were statistically significant for race-ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and religion.More than 80 percent of students now perceive a respect for differences in race-ethnicity, gender, physical disability,and age, while about three quarters see a general respect for differences in sexual orientation, native language, and religion. Most of the students who did not perceive respect in these areas were "not sure". The largest recent increase in respect for differences was in the area of sexual orientation, which lept from 62% to 74%. The Fall 2001 Student Accreditation Survey was conducted in a representative sample of 61 course sectionsduring mid-October. Surveys were completed by 1,154 students (60% full-time and 40% part-time). This year's survey was conducted one month after the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks in the East, and these events, as well as the college's responses to them, could have influenced the students' feelings in these areas.|
NOTES: All percentages have a margin of error of 3
to 4 percentage points.
Last Updated on 12/4/01