HOW DO STUDENTS AND STAFF FEEL ABOUT DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION? FILL OUT THE SURVEY THAT WILL BE CONDUCTED AT 19 INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION THIS MONTH.
How do students and staff at universities think about diversity and inclusion? To answer that question, independent media from nineteen Dutch institutions compiled a survey to be conducted this month. The results should give a picture of the state of affairs in higher education and the differences between institutions. For this, we need your help: fill out this survey (it will take you about ten minutes).
Is diversity policy really necessary? Is higher education going too far in this, or just not fast enough?
The survey on diversity and inclusion is an idea of the KRING, the joint Chief Editors of Higher Education Media. Chair Ries Agterberg: ‘Diversity is a much-discussed topic, both inside and outside higher education. To what extent is diversity policy necessary? Is higher education going too far in this, or just not fast enough? Does wokism threaten academic freedom? With this survey, we want to discover how students and staff think about these kinds of questions.’
In the survey, you can also indicate what Hanze University should prioritize. What do students and staff think about the current measures, such as setting up the Hanze Working Group on Diversity & Inclusion. And where is room for improvement?
Do you know where to turn to with complaints about discrimination and exclusion?
The survey gives everyone room to share their own experiences. Are there students and staff who feel excluded? Is there discrimination at Hanze UAS? Do students and staff have somewhere to lodge their complaints and do they know who to turn to for that?
Alongside this survey, the cooperating KRING media are mapping the policies of universities. What priorities do the boards set? The survey can help gain insight into the possible difference between institutions’ priorities and students’ and staff’s ideas.
To carry out that project, the KRING receives a grant (of 100 thousand euros) from the Stimulation Fund for Journalism. The survey was compiled, after extensive mutual consultation, by research agency Newcom. Respondents can indicate whether they would appreciate further contact. The survey is open until 25 October. The results will culminate in a series of articles.