Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,
Last winter the campus community was invited to take a survey titled Assessment of Climate for Learning, Living, and Working (also known as "The Big Important Survey"). Results of the survey will be shared next month as all students, faculty and staff are invited and encouraged to attend one of the following two town hall meetings on Thursday, Oct. 22:
The results will be presented by our external consultant, Dr. Susan Rankin of Rankin & Associates, which conducted the survey and analyzed the data. In the days leading up to the town hall meetings, an executive summary of the survey results will be made available to members of the campus community.
Commissioned by the university and the Task Force for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence, the climate assessment will inform our understanding of the current state of equity and inclusion in the learning, working and living environment on campus for students, faculty and staff. The task force will integrate the results of the study into its recommendations for improving the campus climate.
On behalf of the task force, we thank all students, faculty and staff who participated in the survey, and we hope that all members of our campus community will be present at one of the town hall meetings. In the meantime, you can learn more about the survey as well as the Task Force for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence.
Natasha Martin and Alvin Sturdivant
Co-Chairs, Task Force on Diversity and Inclusive Excellence