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Culturally Responsive Classroom Climate Scale

This study, by Purdue scholar Horane Diatta-Holgate, describes the creation and validation of a survey which asks the student to evaluate whether the instructor uses culturally inclusive language, pedagogy and behavior in the post-secondary classroom, and to define the degree to which that student feels included. While culturally relevant and culturally competent pedagogy is important to inclusion, this is the first known tool to ask for feedback from the students, as opposed to probing teacher attitudes.

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Diversity Inclusivity Framework

This framework or checklist is intended to help the instructor or institution gauge the extent to a course aligns on diversity and inclusion across a wide variety of factors: from purpose and goals through pedagogy, participants, assessment methods and content.

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Scale of Ethnocultural Empathy

This 31-question survey, created by a multi-ethnic research team, measures one's degree of empathetic perspective-taking ability towards persons of other races or ethnicities. It has been used in educational contexts around the world, and translated into many languages. (This is the english version.) We note that some users feel it "centers whiteness" and therefore we suggest that caution be used when considering it for use with persons or groups of marginalized identity. Its most effective use is probably for gauging degree of privilege in non-marginalized groups.

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Ethnocultural Identity Behavior Index

This survey, by Yamada, Marsella & Yamada, measures: 1. The individual's degree of involvement with a specific, self-identified ethnic peer group. 2. Connections between behavior and cultural identity.

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Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Benchmarks (GDEIB)

This survey instrument, created by a profoundly multi-ethnic and global panel of experts, measures: 1. The current state of diversity, equity, and inclusion within an organization. 2. Progress in managing diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. 3. Feelings of trust, acceptance, and physical/psychological safety. 4. Short and long-term goals for an organization.

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Harvard Implicit Bias Association Test

This well-known assessment measures: 1. Participants' implicit attitudes, stereotypes, and biases related to cultural identity markers such as religion, race, gender, and sexuality.  The HubICL curation pulls together articles and resources providing context about this fascinating, groundbreaking and also controversial instrument.

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Miville-Guzman Universality-Diversity Scale (M-GUDS)

This 15-question survey, created by a  renowned US scholar of race and ethnicity, asks specifically about one's reactions to and interactions with persons of another race. It measures: 1. Diversity of contact (AAC&U curiosity), relativistic appreciation for differing others (AAC&U empathy), and comfort with difference (AAC&U openness).

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Miami University Diversity Awareness Scale

This 37-item survey instrument, created by a multi-ethnic research team, is designed to measure the level of student awareness about issues of culture, intergroup interaction, social justice, and the degree to which these issues are presented in the college classroom.

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Integral Evaluator Self-in-Context Framework

This four-quadrant framework with self-reflection questions can help an evaluator or an evaluation team critically self-examine whether they are, in fact, providing "helpful help" to marginalized groups.  This work comes from Dr. Hazel Symonette, a Black American educator & qualified IDI administrator who has served on the board of the American Evaluators Association, and helped craft the very definition of a culturally competent evaluator.

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Diversity and Social Justice Rubric

This six-dimension rubric, based in part on the AAC&U Intercultural Competence Rubric, was created by team of experts to assess an institutional learning outcome which stated that "...[our] graduates will be able to analyze topics and human experiences using categories such as race, ethnicity, gender, social status and ability."

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Standards & Indicators for Evaluating 'Culturally Responsive' Teaching

Funded by an Alaska Native Education grant, this Culture in the Classroom resource defines 5 standards for culturally responsive teaching, with indicators and rubrics of increasing proficiency!  Although growing out of K-12 education, it also has broad applicability to the higher education classroom and would align well with Dr. Diatta-Holgate's work, mentioned earlier in this collection.

Culturally responsive teaching, as defined by expert Zaretta Hammond, in her book Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain, is one of the most impactful tools for empowering students to find their way out of what are commonly known as "achievement gaps." Culturally responsive teaching (CRT) attempts to bridge the gap between teacher and student by helping the teacher understand the cultural nuances that may cause a relationship to break down—which ultimately causes student achievement to break down as well.

 

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