Over 470 students, staff, faculty, and community members attended CERRU events and trainings during the 2015-2016 academic year.
Spring 2016 – Post CERRU Crucial Conversation survey results from Queensborough Community College and Hunter College
- How useful is what you learned today for your communication
- communication with friends? 4.12/5
- communication with family? 4.02/5
- communication with strangers? 4.32/5
- overall communication? 4.44/5
- How likely are you to attend another Cerru training (unlikely, unsure, likely)
- 73.33% of students responded “likely”
- 13.33% of students responded “unsure”
- 0% of students responded “unlikely”
- 13.33% of students left the response blank
Spring 2016 – Dialogue Survey Responses
- Multicultural Campus Dialogue
- I heard opinions different from my own. 3.83/5 average rating
- The facilitators in my group made it safe for me to share my thoughts and opinions. 4.67/5 average rating
- I would come to another CERRU event. 4.5/5 average rating
- Black Lives vs. All Lives Matter Dialogue
- I heard opinions different from my own. 3.92/5 average rating
- The facilitators in my group made it safe for me to share my thoughts and opinions. 4.54/5 average rating
- I would come to another CERRU event. 4.54/5 average rating
This past year (Spring 2016) CERRU conducted in-depth interviews with 11 current students and alumni from 2014-2015, and 2013-2014.
Some quotations from those interviews can be found on the “Our Impact” page.
We are currently analyzing the data and writing up results. In addition to the interview, students were asked to answer some questions on a 7 point scale. The questions were intended to measure the effectiveness of CERRU fellowship programs as it relates to promoting greater understanding between different groups.
Here are some of those questions:
- Rate your experience being part of CERRU
(Average: 6.18/7, Mode: 7)
- Did you feel comfortable during times you shared information about yourself at CERRU events?
(Average: 5.5/7, Mode: 6)
- Do you think your impressions and ideas you had about people began to change as you continued to participate at CERRU’s training activities?
(Average: 5.91/7, Mode: 5 & 6 )
- What is your level of confidence in the skills you learned participating in CERRU?
(Average: 5.8/7, Mode: 6)
Each year, CERRU brings together innovators in various fields to participate in a campus and community wide Innovation Exchange. Please join us for our fifth annual Innovation Exchange on Wednesday, November 2nd at 4:45pm in the Patio Room on the Queens College Campus.
Lunchtime 2.0 is an initiative aimed at redefining the way we think of college cafeterias. Campuses across the US are becoming more diverse; however, not enough is being done to provide a mechanism for diverse students to engage and listen to each other.
CERRU encourages students to become cross-cultural leaders, faculty & staff to partner with us in your class, and communities to engage in our programming. Join Us for Our Upcoming Events!