Speak Your Truth
Campus climate report forums
During the week of October 9th to October 16, you can participate in one of five forum sessions to contribute to the discussion of an action plan in response to the results from the Campus Climate survey. These forums will be organized by groups, including undergraduate students, graduate students, academic faculty, administrative faculty and classified staff.
All sessions will be held in Mack Social Science (room #241) from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
These sessions are meant to serve as discussion groups and capacity is limited, so you need to RSVP to attend.
|October 9, 2019||Classified staff||3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.||Mack Social Science, #241||RSVP - 10/9/2019|
|October 10, 2019||Undergraduate students||3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m||Mack Social Science, #241||RSVP - 10/10/2019|
|October 11, 2019||Graduate students||3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m||Mack Social Science, #241||RSVP - 10/11/2019|
|October 14, 2019||Academic faculty||3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m||Mack Social Science, #241||RSVP - 10/14/2019|
|October 16, 2019||Administrative faculty||3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m||Mack Social Science, #241||RSVP - 10/16/2019|
Assessment of climate for living, learning and working at the University of Nevada, Reno
The University is at its best when we acknowledge and nurture the individual needs, abilities and potential of all of our people across campus – students, faculty and staff alike.
That’s why, starting in spring semester 2019, we are undertaking our first-ever Campus Climate Survey. The purpose of the survey is to measure inclusiveness and feelings of belonging among all University of Nevada, Reno students, faculty and staff, from all backgrounds and identities. Approximately 31,000 people across campus will be invited to participate in this confidential online survey.
We are conducting this survey because campus climate matters. Students, staff and faculty who feel connected to and supported by their campus communities have a higher likelihood of success –- in the classroom, in their personal lives and in the workplace. And, because we cherish our values of diversity, inclusion and our heritage as a land-grant university, we feel compelled to continually strive for a campus environment marked by openness, fairness and equal access for all students, faculty and staff.
Who will be conducting the Campus Climate Survey?
To ensure full transparency and to provide a more complete perspective, we have contracted with Rankin & Associates Consulting to help lead this effort. Rankin & Associates Consulting is a nationally recognized leader in institutional evaluation. They have conducted more than 190 campus climate assessment projects over the last 20 years. A team from Rankin & Associates Consulting will coordinate with a working group comprised of students, staff and faculty from the University to develop and implement the assessment.
How will the data from the survey be used?
The results of the Campus Climate Survey will be available in fall 2019. These results will help the University to develop programs and policies to 1) increase inclusivity in areas that are shown to be problematic and to 2) enhance and replicate programs and policies in areas that are shown to be successfully meeting the needs of our campus community.
How long does it take to complete the survey?
Typically 30 minutes or less, depending on how much writing you decide to do in the comment areas of the survey.
Why should you participate in the Campus Climate Survey?
Since 1874, the University has valued the idea of shared governance – the notion that all of us are smarter than any one of us. What’s more, your participation in completing the anonymous Campus Climate Survey will help create a campus that is welcoming to all and hostile to no one person or group. It’s also a wonderful opportunity for you to have your say because your experience is unique and sharing that experience will inform the way policies and programs are created or improved. You truly can make a difference, simply, easily and confidentially, just by speaking your truth.
Thank you in advance for your help in making our campus welcoming and inclusive for all.
Climate study working group
Melanie Duckworth, Co-Chair
Associate Professor & Associate Dean
College of Science
Aubrey Flores, Survey Coordinator
Executive Assistant to President Johnson
Office of the President
Commission of Projects and Events
Mary Ann Christensen
Disability Resource Center
Research Associate Professor
College of Engineering
Interim Executive Director
Marketing and Communications
External Vice President
Graduate Students Association
Professor & Senior Associate Dean
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
Professor of Counseling
College of Education
Student Persistence Research
School of Community Health Sciences
The Multicultural Center
Student Persistence Research
Carpenter Shop Supervisor
ASUN Center for Student Engagement
College of Science
Chair, Department of Accounting
College of Business
Campus climate study timeline
Initial meeting with Climate Working Group (CSWG)
July - August 2018
Plan focus groups
Begin survey development
Develop marketing & communication plan
October 22, 2018
Conduct focus groups
November - December 2018
Complete assessment tool
IRB application & approval
February 19 - March 15, 2019
March - April, 2019
May - August, 2019
Present survey results
October - December 2019
University to develop action plan