Culturally Engaging Campus Environments (CECE) Project,

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Participate in the CECE Survey

The Center for Postsecondary Research at Indiana University Bloomington is conducting a survey entitled Culturally Engaging Campus Environments.CECE works with colleges and universities to cultivate culturally engaging campus environments where diverse students thrive.

Students who want to participate should be checking their emails as each undergrad received a personal email invite from CECE asking them to participate.  Students are also receiving weekly reminders each Wed. until Dec. 7th and can participate until the survey closes Dec. 21.

The mission of the CECE Survey is founded on four core pillars
► Vision: Cultivate a shared vision of what campuses must put in place to be inclusive and equitable.
► Equity:Foster environments that engage and reflect the diverse backgrounds and identities of all students.
► Inquiry:Utilize culturally relevant and responsive research and assessment practices to inform inclusion and equity efforts.
► Transformation:Engage in holistic long-term efforts to transform campus policies, programs, practices, pedagogy, curricula, and activities.

Take the Survey

The Culturallly Engaging Campus Environments Model

The Culturally Engaging Campus Environments (CECE) Model is derived from three decades of published research in higher education, over 180 interviews conducted across several qualitative studies, and the findings of many quantitative analyses that examine the experiences and outcomes of diverse colleges students. It explains the ways in which campus environments shape the experiences and outcomes of diverse student populations in college.

The CECE model acknowledges that external influences (e.g., financial factors, employment, and family influences) and precollege inputs (e.g., academic preparation and academic dispositions at the time of entry) shape college success (e.g., learning, satisfaction, persistence, and degree completion). However, the focal point of the CECE model emphasizes that college students’ access to culturally engaging campus environments is positively correlated with individual influences (e.g., sense of belonging, academic self-efficacy, motivation, expectation or intent to persist, and performance) on success and an increased probability of succeeding in college. The CECE model posits that undergraduates’ access to culturally engaging campus environments is directly and indirectly (via sense of belonging, academic self-efficacy, motivation, expectation or intent to persist, and performance) related to a greater likelihood of persistence.