Set the Bar for Effective Strategies, Programs, and Practices
If you work to engage religious and worldview diversity on a college campus, you’re aware of the need for field-wide benchmarks and promising practices. A wider view of what’s working can help every campus move forward with clarity and confidence.
Interfaith Youth Core invites you to partner with us on a groundbreaking new project to elicit trends in campus religious diversity work and identify both promising practices as well as emerging priorities at the institutions driving these efforts.
For a second year, IFYC is offering the Campus Interfaith Inventory, a close examination of what colleges and universities are doing to address various issues of religious diversity, inclusion and interfaith leadership development on campus. National benchmarks and promising practices don't exist on the national scale and we need you to help establish these.
The Inventory is built upon the nine Leadership Practices for Interfaith Excellence (Liberal Education, 2015). It is completed online and you can save responses and return to complete it at your convenience. Take 20-60 minutes to complete the tool yourself, or collaborate with colleagues and take as much time as you need.
Why should your institution participate in the Inventory?
- It’s a powerful planning tool: In addition to capturing key insights, the Inventory doubles as a framework for planning and analyzing your religious diversity efforts. The questions it explores have served as a useful guide to help participants consider new ideas and identify growth areas. 86% of past participants agree or strongly agree that the Leadership Practices, which the Inventory is built on, “are a useful framework for my institution in thinking about advancing interfaith excellence on campus”. You will receive an individualized report showing your responses next to peer and national data from the same year, which is an excellent tool for planning and sharing information across departments.
- Get your campus listed: participating institutions will be added to the national listing of campuses that are demonstrating a commitment to making interfaith cooperation and positive engagement with religious and worldview difference a part of the college experience.
- See where your campus stands: this field-wide research will help you and others learn where your efforts stack up compared to the national picture. This can be used to benchmark your campus against others and spark conversations with campus stakeholders about continued investment in this work. You will receive a full national summary report of findings in late fall.
- Access free coaching: All participating campuses will be offered free coaching from IFYC staff to help strategize about next steps based on the Inventory data.
Are you a knowledgeable campus official who wants to represent your college/university and complete the Campus Interfaith Inventory? Fill out this form and we’ll be in touch, or address questions to Rebecca Russo, Director of Campus Stewardship, at firstname.lastname@example.org.