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Findings from INCLUDES Network Membership Survey

The annual NSF INCLUDES Network Member Survey is designed to collect information about Network members' experiences with the NSF INCLUDES Network. Collected by the Coordination Hub's external evaluator (ORS Impact), results are used to (1) inform enhancements by the Coordination Hub to Network structures and supports, (2) gather information about the characteristics of the Network and members' motivations for participating in Network activities, and (3) track the health, development, and expansion of the Network. Because the survey is sent to all Network members who have shared their email with the Coordination Hub (regardless of funding, affiliation, or depth of engagement with the Network), the resulting data provide a wide lens on Network structures and growth. Learn about the Network Member Survey

Network Membership

As part of the survey, respondents were asked about their connection to the Network. The purpose is to help the Coordination Hub understand the diversity of Network members' backgrounds and how they connect to the work of NSF INCLUDES and the Network as a whole.

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Connection to the National Network

This chart and the associated data table show the distribution of survey respondents' connection to the National Network, from 2021 and 2022.

Connection to the National Network

Connection to the National Network

Q E9. Which of the following best describes your connection to the National Network? 2022
(n=586)
2021
(n=350)
National or state policymaker 0% 0%
NSF staff member 1% 2%
Private funder 1% 1%
Federal agency staff member 2% 3%
Affiliated with other BP project (not NSF-funded) 8% 6%
Affiliated with another NSF INCLUDES-funded project 11% 24%
Affiliated with BP project funded by other NSF program (not INCLUDES) 13% 11%
Affiliated with an Alliance 32% 26%
Outside party interested in BP and NSF INCLUDES, but not funded 36% 27%
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Collaborative Infrastructure

Foundational to NSF INCLUDES is its use of the design elements of collaborative infrastructure to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM. The survey collects data on respondents' assessment of the progress that has been made operationalizing specific aspects of collaborative infrastructure across the entire Network. (Note that results on the Collaborative Infrastructure page focus on project stakeholders' assessment of whether specific aspects of collaborative infrastructure have been operationalized within their own STEM BP projects.)

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Network Progress Toward Shared Vision and Mission

Has a clearly articulated common set of goals, vision and mission related to broadening participation
2022
(n=209)
2021
(n=131)
Is guided by one or more collaborative change strategies that coordinates activities across members to achieve the vision
2022
(n=193)
2021
(n=115)
This chart and the associated data table show the distribution of survey respondent's perception about the degree to which the Network is making progress toward forming a shared vision and mission, from two different indicators. This chart includes 2021 and 2022 responses.

Network Progress Toward Shared Vision and Mission

Has a clearly articulated common set of goals, vision and mission related to broadening participation
2022
(n=209)
2021
(n=131)
Is guided by one or more collaborative change strategies that coordinates activities across members to achieve the vision
2022
(n=193)
2021
(n=115)

Network Progress Toward Shared Vision and Mission

Statement Year Not yet + Beginning Some Progress + Significant Progress
Has a clearly articulated common set of goals, vision and mission related to broadening participation
Has a clearly articulated common set of goals, vision and mission related to broadening participation 2022
(n=209)
14% 86%
2021
(n=131)
23% 77%
Is guided by one or more collaborative change strategies that coordinates activities across members to achieve the vision
Is guided by one or more collaborative change strategies that coordinates activities across members to achieve the vision 2022
(n=193)
19% 81%
2021
(n=115)
23% 77%
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Network Progress Toward Partnership Across Network

Is regularly adding new partners who have a stake in broadening participation efforts
2022
(n=169)
2021
(n=96)
Includes influencers who champion the stragegy/plan of action and bring new partners to the network
2022
(n=165)
2021
(n=92)
Is comprised of a representative and diverse set of all sectors, institutions, and communities that have a stake in broadening participation efforts
2022
(n=185)
2021
(n=110)
This chart and the associated data table show the distribution of survey respondent's perception about the degree to which the Network is making progress toward adding new and diverse partners, from three different indicators. This chart includes 2021 and 2022 responses.

Network Progress Toward Partnership Across Network

Is regularly adding new partners who have a stake in broadening participation efforts
2022
(n=169)
2021
(n=96)
Includes influencers who champion the stragegy/plan of action and bring new partners to the network
2022
(n=165)
2021
(n=92)
Is comprised of a representative and diverse set of all sectors, institutions, and communities that have a stake in broadening participation efforts
2022
(n=185)
2021
(n=110)

Network Progress Toward Partnership Across Network

Statement Year Not yet + Beginning Some Progress + Significant Progress
Is regularly adding new partners who have a stake in broadening participation efforts
Is regularly adding new partners who have a stake in broadening participation efforts 2022
(n=169)
17% 84%
2021
(n=96)
24% 76%
Includes influencers who champion the strategy/plan of action and bring new partners to the network
Includes influencers who champion the strategy/plan of action and bring new partners to the network 2022
(n=165)
28% 72%
2021
(n=92)
32% 69%
Is comprised of a representative and diverse set of all sectors, institutions and communities that have a stake in broadening participation efforts
Is comprised of a representative and diverse set of all sectors, institutions and communities that have a stake in broadening participation efforts 2022
(n=185)
16% 83%
2021
(n=110)
21% 79%
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Network Progress Toward Shared Goals and Metrics

Uses a participatory process to develop a common set of indicators/metrics and data collection methods to track progress and outcomes
2022
(n=174)
2021
(n=108)
Has a robust shared data capacity to collect, track, and report progress on common metrics
2022
(n=175)
2021
(n=99)
This chart and the associated data table show the distribution of survey respondent's perception about the degree to which the Network is making progress toward developing a common set of metrics and data collection methods to track shared progress, from 2021 and 2022 responses. This chart includes 2021 and 2022 responses.

Network Progress Toward Shared Goals and Metrics

Uses a participatory process to develop a common set of indicators/metrics and data collection methods to track progress and outcomes
2022
(n=174)
2021
(n=108)
Has a robust shared data capacity to collect, track, and report progress on common metrics
2022
(n=175)
2021
(n=99)

Network Progress Toward Shared Goals and Metrics

Statement Year Not yet + Beginning Some Progress + Significant Progress
Uses a participatory process to develop a common set of indicators/metrics and data collection methods to track progress and outcomes
Uses a participatory process to develop a common set of indicators/metrics and data collection methods to track progress and outcomes 2022
(n=174)
18% 83%
2021
(n=108)
28% 71%
Has robust shared data capacity to collect, track, and report progress on common metrics
Has robust shared data capacity to collect, track, and report progress on common metrics 2022
(n=175)
24% 76%
2021
(n=99)
43% 56%
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Network Progress Toward Leadership and Communication

Distributes decision-making authority and processes across members to ensure that members feel included
2022
(n=136)
2021
(n=90)
Has an established governance or decision-making structure comprised of network members
2022
(n=142)
2021
(n=88)
This chart and the associated data table show the distribution of survey respondent's perception about the degree to which the Network is making progress toward developing inclusive leadership and decision-making structures, from two different indicators. This chart includes 2021 and 2022 responses.

Network Progress Toward Leadership and Communication

Distributes decision-making authority and processes across members to ensure that members feel included
2022
(n=136)
2021
(n=90)
Has an established governance or decision-making structure comprised of network members
2022
(n=142)
2021
(n=88)

Network Progress Toward Leadership and Communication

Statement Year Not yet + Beginning Some Progress + Significant Progress
Distributes decision-making authority and processes across members to ensure that members feel included
Distributes decision-making authority and processes across members to ensure that members feel included 2022
(n=136)
31% 70%
2021
(n=90)
49% 51%
Has an established governance or decision-making structure comprised of network members
Has an established governance or decision-making structure comprised of network members 2022
(n=142)
33% 67%
2021
(n=88)
46% 54%
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Progress Toward Expansion, Sustainability and Scale

Contributes to accelerating National NSF INCLUDES efforts and goals
2022
(n=195)
2021
(n=116)
Supports expanding and scaling evidence-driven BP innovations across the Network
2022
(n=186)
2021
(n=115)
Views problems or issues as opportunities to learn and improve policy and practice
2022
(n=162)
2021
(n=105)
Uses new information and approaches to the BP field, to adjust actions and approach
2022
(n=170)
2021
(n=99)
Focuses activities to support system-level solutions, policies, and practices aimed at BP in STEM and removing structural barriers
2022
(n=175)
2021
(n=112)
Has strengthened relationships between funders and other Network members
2022
(n=142)
2021
(n=91)
This chart and the associated data table show the distribution of survey respondent's perception about the degree to which the Network is making progress toward the expansion, sustainability, and scaling of shared BP efforts, from two different indicators. This chart includes 2021 and 2022 responses.

Progress Toward Expansion, Sustainability and Scale

Contributes to accelerating National NSF INCLUDES efforts and goals
2022
(n=195)
2021
(n=116)
Supports expanding and scaling evidence-driven BP innovations across the Network
2022
(n=186)
2021
(n=115)
Views problems or issues as opportunities to learn and improve policy and practice
2022
(n=162)
2021
(n=105)
Uses new information and approaches to the BP field, to adjust actions and approach
2022
(n=170)
2021
(n=99)
Focuses activities to support system-level solutions, policies, and practices aimed at BP in STEM and removing structural barriers
2022
(n=175)
2021
(n=112)
Has strengthened relationships between funders and other Network members
2022
(n=142)
2021
(n=91)

Progress Toward Expansion, Sustainability and Scale

Statement Year Not yet + Beginning Some Progress + Significant Progress
Contributes to accelerating National NSF INCLUDES efforts and goals
Contributes to accelerating National NSF INCLUDES efforts and goals 2022
(n=195)
18% 82%
2021
(n=116)
23% 77%
Supports expanding and scaling evidence-driven BP innovations across the Network
Supports expanding and scaling evidence-driven BP innovations across the Network 2022
(n=186)
23% 78%
2021
(n=115)
24% 76%
Views problems or issues as opportunities to learn and improve policy and practice
Views problems or issues as opportunities to learn and improve policy and practice 2022
(n=162)
24% 76%
2021
(n=105)
24% 76%
Uses new information and approaches to the BP field, to adjust actions and approach
Uses new information and approaches to the BP field, to adjust actions and approach 2022
(n=170)
30% 70%
2021
(n=99)
34% 65%
Focuses activities to support system-level solutions, policies and practices aimed at BP in STEM and removing structural barriers
Focuses activities to support system-level solutions, policies and practices aimed at BP in STEM and removing structural barriers 2022
(n=175)
30% 70%
2021
(n=112)
41% 60%
Has strengthened relationships between funders and other Network members
Has strengthened relationships between funders and other Network members 2022
(n=142)
34% 66%
2021
(n=91)
41% 58%
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Network Growth and Development

A key goal of the NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hub is to foster a cohesive network that can eventually be self-sustaining. Results reflect Network members' perspectives on the extent to which the structures of a strong Network are present, as well as whether members identify with the Network as a whole.

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Network Structure Indicators

Has strengthened relationships between funders and other Network members
2022
(n=471)
2021
(n=275)
Network members hold each other accountable to BP goals
2022
(n=334)
2021
(n=216)
Data is used to track shared progress and outcomes at the Network Level
2022
(n=327)
2021
(n=183)
This chart and the associated data table show the distribution of survey respondent's perceptions about the degree to which they have seen or experienced three different structures that support a strong Network: having clear goals to align work, members that hold each other accountable, and data to track shared progress and outcomes. The chart displays information from 2021 and 2022.

Network Structure Indicators

Has strengthened relationships between funders and other Network members
2022
(n=471)
2021
(n=275)
Network members hold each other accountable to BP goals
2022
(n=334)
2021
(n=216)
Data is used to track shared progress and outcomes at the Network Level
2022
(n=327)
2021
(n=183)

Network Structure Indicators

Statement Year % Disagree + strongly disagree % Agree + strongly agree
The Network has clear goals to which we can align our BP work
The Network has clear goals to which we can align our BP work 2022
(n=471)
21% 79%
2021
(n=278)
18% 82%
Network members hold each other accountable to BP goals
Network members hold each other accountable to BP goals 2022
(n=334)
61% 39%
2021
(n=216)
65% 35%
Data is used to track shared progress and outcomes at the Network level
Data is used to track shared progress and outcomes at the Network level 2022
(n=327)
33% 67%
2021
(n=183)
47% 53%
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Network Identity Indicators

The Network has clear goals to which we can align our BP work
2022
(n=519)
2021
(n=308)
Network members hold each other accountable to BP goals
2022
(n=526)
2021
(n=325)
Data is used to track shared progress and outcomes at the Network Level
2022
(n=486)
2021
(n=303)
This chart and the associated data table show the distribution of survey respondent's perceptions about the degree to which they have agree or disagree with statements about their sense of identity the Network: feeling a sense of ownership and responsibility, feeling a part of a bigger BP movement, and that they can articulate how their work fits within the larger Network. The chart displays information from 2021 and 2022.

Network Identity Indicators

The Network has clear goals to which we can align our BP work
2022
(n=519)
2021
(n=308)
Network members hold each other accountable to BP goals
2022
(n=526)
2021
(n=325)
Data is used to track shared progress and outcomes at the Network Level
2022
(n=486)
2021
(n=303)

Network Identity Indicators

Statement Year % Disagree + strongly disagree % Agree + strongly agree
I feel a sense of ownership and responsibility to contribute to the Network
I feel a sense of ownership and responsibility to contribute to the Network 2022
(n=519)
53% 47%
2021
(n=308)
52% 48%
The Network allows me to be a part of a bigger BP movement
The Network allows me to be a part of a bigger BP movement 2022
(n=526)
17% 83%
2021
(n=325)
15% 85%
I can articulate how my work fits within the larger Network
I can articulate how my work fits within the larger Network 2022
(n=486)
34% 66%
2021
(n=303)
35% 65%
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