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Training Evaluations

Training Evaluations

The Division of Student Affairs at Longwood University is committed to providing effective and professional training for our student and professional staff. By assessing current training practices, such as content, applicability, and ease of use, student affairs professionals can consistently improve the effectiveness student and professional staff training.

 

Residential Assistants (RAs) Diversity Questionnaire

2009-2010 = N=49 surveys

  • 47% of RAs believe that they have received adequate training on diversity.
  • 73% of RAs feel that they have an operational definition of diversity that they can relate to the residence hall or other students.
  • 53% of RAs feel that they received adequate notice of upcoming events.
  • 49% ofRAs stated that they had initiated programs addressing diverse themes.
  • Unity Alliance programs were ranked the number one program, followed by, Multicultural Affairs, Student Government, and Lancer Productions.
  • 18% of RAs stated that they had attended programs sponsored by Unity Alliance while of 10% of RAs attended programs sponsored by Multicultural Affairs and Student Government.
  • When asked about the biggest diversity challenges at Longwood, 63% of RAs stated there was a lack of involvement, 41% of RAs stated lack of diverse students, 39% of RAs stated lack of diverse ideas, 24% stated lack of diverse faculty, 12% of RAs stated lack of commitment, and 6% stated lack of diverse staff.
  • When asked about the biggest diversity challenge in the residence halls, 65% of RAs stated that Sexual Orientation was the biggest challenge, followed by Ethnicity at 33%, Left Wing/Right Wing politics at 29%, Rural vs. Urban at 18%, then Pluralism at 16%.
  • When asked if their hall has experienced acts of bias or intolerance, 37% of RAs said yes, while 63% said no. 16% of RAs who stated 'Yes' said that the biggest issue was Ethnicity, followed by 14% of RA's who believed it was Sexual Orientation.

2008-2009

  • 43% of RAs believe that they have received adequate training on diversity.
  • 70% RAs feel that they have an operational definition of diversity that they can relate to the residence hall or other students.
  • 23% of RAs feel that their residents interacted with international students in an attempt to make them feel welcome in the residence hall and the campus.
  • 59% RAs feel that they received adequate notice of upcoming events.
  • 47% of RAs stated that they had initiated programs addressing diverse themes.
  • Multicultural programs were ranked the number one program, followed by Unity Alliance, Student Government, and Lancer Productions.
  • 32% of RAs stated that they had attended programs sponsored by Unity Alliance while 30% of RAs attended programs sponsored by Multicultural Affairs.
  • When asked about the biggest diversity challenges at Longwood, 64% of RAs stated there was a lack of involvement, 59% of RAs stated lack of diverse students, 39% of RAs stated lack of diverse ideas, 14% of RAs stated lack of commitment, 11% stated lack of diverse faculty and 9% stated lack of diverse staff.
  • When asked about the biggest diversity challenge in the residence halls, 45% of RAs stated that Sexual Orientation was the biggest challenge, followed by Ethnicity at 43%, Left Wing/Right Wing politics at 41%, Pluralism at 14%, and Rural vs. Urban at 7%.
  • When asked if their hall has experienced acts of bias or intolerance, 32% of RAs said yes, while 68% said no. 23% of RAs who stated ‘Yes' said that the biggest issue was Sexual Orientation followed by 18% with Left Wing/Right Wing politics.

2007-2008

  • 61% of RAs believe that they have received adequate training on diversity.
  • 59% of RAs feel that they have an operational definition of diversity that they can relate to the residence hall or other students.
  • 63% of RAs feel that they received adequate notice of upcoming events
  • 78% of RAs stated that they had initiated programs addressing diverse themes
  • A significant amount of RAs stated that they had attended several diversity programs, the most popular being Miscellaneous programs at 45%, followed by Multicultural Affairs with 41%.
  • The most popular diversity program residents attended was Lancer Productions with 12%, followed by Multicultural and Unity Alliance sponsored programs with 10%.
  • When asked about the biggest diversity challenges at Longwood, 73% of RAs stated there was a lack of involvement, 37% of RAs stated lack of diverse ideas, 33% stated lack of diverse faculty, 29% of RAs stated there was a lack of diverse students, 18% stated lack of diverse staff, and 12% of RAs stated lack of commitment,
  • When asked about the biggest diversity challenge in the residence halls, 61% of RAs stated that Sexual Orientation was the biggest challenge, followed by Ethnicity at 43%, Left Wing/Right Wing politics at 29%, Pluralism at 18%, and Rural vs. Urban at 16%.
  • When asked if their hall has experienced acts of bias or intolerance, 31% of RAs said ‘Yes', while 69% of RAs said ‘No'.

2006-2007

  • 33% of RAs believe that they have received adequate training on diversity.
  • 62% of RAs feel that they have an operational definition of diversity that they can relate to the residence hall or other students
  • 91% of RAs feel that they received adequate notice of upcoming events
  • 76% of RAs stated that they had initiated programs addressing diverse themes
  • 87% of RAs had attended diversity programs sponsored by Multicultural Affairs, Unity Alliance, Leadership Program, SEAL, Student Government, and Lancer Productions.
  • 32% of RAs stated that they had attended programs sponsored by Unity Alliance while 30% of RAs attended programs sponsored by Multicultural Affairs.
  • 71% of RAs stated that their residents attended the above diversity programs.
  • When asked about the biggest diversity challenges at Longwood, 62% of RAs stated there was a lack of diverse students, 60% of RAs stated there was a lack of involvement, 24% of RAs stated lack of diverse ideas, 22% stated lack of diverse faculty, 20% stated lack of diverse staff, and 7% of RAs stated lack of commitment,
  • When asked about the biggest diversity challenge in the residence halls, 66% of RAs stated that Sexual Orientation was the biggest challenge, followed by Ethnicity at 44%, Left Wing/Right Wing politics at 22%, Rural vs. Urban at 22%, and Pluralism at 20%.
  • When asked if their hall has experienced acts of bias or intolerance, 27% of RAs said ‘Yes', while 73% of RAs said ‘No'.