Linguistic Diversity Survey Results

 

Based on data collected through a Fall 2014 survey by the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures, this visualization allows users to explore the current linguistic diversity at Notre Dame. The survey respondents included thousands of Notre Dame faculty and students in either their first- or senior years.

The visualization includes five components:

1. Top: A map, colored-coded by the United Nations' recognized subregions.

2. Middle: A chart of total numbers of individuals claiming either fluency or ability to communicate for each language.

3. Bottom Left: A chart of faculty respondents for each of the highest twenty-five languages represented at Notre Dame. The stacked bars represent numbers of those who claimed either fluency (darker or bottom color) or ability to communicate (lighter or top color).

4. Bottom Middle: A bubble chart demonstrating ratios of faculty:student for each of the highest twenty-five languages represented at Notre Dame with the size of the bubble proportional to students and the color of the bubble proportional to faculty. (For example, a small, dark circle indicates a higher number of faculty and low number of students.)

5. Bottom RIght: A chart of student respondents for each of the highest twenty-five languages represented at Notre Dame. The stacked bars represent numbers of those who claimed either fluency (darker or bottom color) or ability to communicate (lighter or top color).

To explore this visualization, select either "SubRegions" or "Language" in the drop-down menus below the map. There can be more than one selected for comparative purposes. Additionally, the map and chart 2 are both interactive so that clicking on either influences the overall composition of the visualization.