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Diverse Learning Environments Survey for CSUSM Students – Deadline Extended May 10

California State University San Marcos is once again participating in the Diverse Learning Environments (DLE) Survey, a national campus climate survey developed by the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA. The DLE is designed to capture student perceptions regarding the institutional climate, learning outcomes, and campus practices as experienced with faculty, staff, and peers. At CSUSM, results from the DLE Survey contribute to ongoing efforts to assess campus climate, enhance student learning, and promote educational equity.

In 2015 & 2017, the DLE was sent to undergraduate sophomores, juniors, and non-graduating seniors, as required for participation in the national study. This year, with permission from the Higher Education Research Institute, we are inviting many more students to complete the survey in order to enhance our understanding of the student experience at all levels.

We are asking you to support this initiative by encouraging eligible students to complete the survey by Friday, May 10. All students 18 or older who are currently enrolled in a CSUSM degree, credential, or certificate program are eligible to participate. The online survey will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete, and students who respond to the survey will automatically be entered in an opportunity drawing for an Apple iPad or Fall 2019 Parking Permit, as well as Amazon gift cards ranging from $50-100.

While your promotional efforts on behalf of the DLE Survey project are greatly appreciated, please note that compulsory participation in research is a violation of federal regulations and CSUSM students should not be required or otherwise coerced to complete the survey. Please assure students that the survey is completely voluntary and that CSUSM and the researchers at the Higher Education Research Institute have taken every measure to ensure confidentiality of the data collected.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Cameron Stevenson in the Office of Institutional Planning & Analysis at cstevens@csusm.edu.