Can others see my inventory results?
No. These inventories are not publicly available. A summary of national data will be available publicly. We publicize a list of participating institutions but do not share individual campus data.
Can multiple people fill out the Campus Interfaith Inventory?
While only one person can submit on behalf of the institution, we highly encourage you to work with colleagues and students across departments to fill out this Inventory. In fact, we hope this will be a tool to bring new people into the conversation about the campus’s priority to respect diverse worldviews and foster the engagement of religious and non-religious identity. The lead from your institution will receive a unique link for your college or university when they sign up and should submit the inventory on behalf of the group.
When do I need to complete the Campus Interfaith Inventory by?
In order to be included in the 2018 Inventory report, you need to submit your completed Inventory by June 30th 2018.
Will this Inventory continue into future years?
Yes. We pull the national data every June 30 in order to analyze trends and report back to the field. You can edit or update your inventory any time. When you return to your Inventory the next year it will already be populated with your entry from the previous year. You can therefore easily note where you are growing in interfaith work on campus and areas that may have slowed or changed course.
Can I compare my college or university to our peer institutions?
You will receive a copy of your own submission immediately. In late fall you will receive a report sharing your data, that of similar institutions (public, private nonsectarian, private Catholic, private Protestant, private other Christian, and private other) and national data.
How was this tool created?
This inventory is structured around nine key practices for interfaith excellence in higher education, which IFYC has culled from its work with college and university campuses for over a decade. These practices are explained in greater detail in AAC&U’s Liberal Education. We recognize that many campuses will already have many of these practices in place, whereas others will not; this tool is intended for honest reflection of where your campus is at currently, and should reflect a snapshot of your institution for the current academic year.
I’d like help translating our completed inventory to other stakeholders on campus; can you help me with this?
Yes. IFYC is committed to helping you advance the nine practices outlined in the Inventory. When you receive your Inventory report, we will offer a follow-up phone call with an experienced coach at IFYC to collectively make sense of your data and what it could mean for planning.