Among all respondents (which usually includes multiple respondents from each program), only 9% rated faculty members in their programs as being only “slightly knowledgeable” to “not at all knowledgeable” about sexual orientation. However, 30% rated their colleagues as only “slightly knowledgeable” to “not at all knowledgeable” about gender identity/expression. Faculty “curriculum area experts” were also asked to rate knowledge of LGBT-related issues among colleagues within their identified curriculum area. In this case, there was only one respondent per program. In just 12 – 13% of programs that were rated by a “curriculum area expert,” HBSE (n = 71), policy (n = 63), and practice (n = 82) faculty members were rated “slightly knowledgeable” to “not at all knowledgeable.” However, research faculty members (n = 76) were given this low rating in 33% of programs.
A little more than half of all respondents (53%) reported that there were open LGBT full-time faculty in their programs, and 5% were unsure. Fewer respondents (37%) reported open LGBT part-time faculty, but 20% were unsure. Open LGBT faculty members were more common among master’s programs than undergraduate programs, both full-time faculty, χ2 (1, = 424) = 127.50, p <.001, and part-time faculty, χ2 (1, N = 339) = 85.42, p < .001. Nearly two thirds of respondents (61%) reported there were no faculty development opportunities in their programs during the past two years focusing on sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or LGBT people; 11% were unsure. Faculty development opportunities were more often reported by master’s programs, χ2 (1, N = 400) = 6.89, p < .01.
Among the 83 field learning faculty experts, only 16% reported having field instructor training on these topics during the past two years. About 41% of all respondents reported having program faculty whose area of scholarship focuses on sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or LGBT people. Scholarship on these areas was more common among master’s programs than undergraduate programs, χ2 (1, N = 418) = 34.76, p < .001. However, among 41% of the 130 programs for which the director and at least one faculty member responded, there was either a difference of opinion on whether there was any such scholarship or respondents did not know.
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