UM-Flint is continuing its campus climate survey through November 4 and is encouraging the university community to participate.
The survey, “An Independent Assessment of Learning, Living, and Working at UM-Flint” is anonymous and voluntary. The survey takes about 20 to 30 minutes to complete. All those that are at least 50 percent complete will be included in the final analysis.
“We are conducting this survey to gather a deeper and richer description of how our students, faculty, and staff experience learning, living, and working at UM-Flint,” said Rushika Patel, co-chair of the UM-Flint Women’s Commission.
“Gathering this data is critical for assessing the policies, practices, and initiatives that are working well to help us recruit, retain, and support a diverse UM-Flint community; for creating an inclusive climate where every member of our community feels valued and respected and like we belong; and for making sure that challenges related to our campus climate are understood and meaningfully addressed.”
The survey became available online October 4. The results will be reported in group form only and participants will not be identifiable as an individual. There will be weekly drawings for $25 online gift cards completely separate from the survey.
“The survey was formally recommended to Chancellor Susan E. Borrego by the UM-Flint Women’s Commission,” said Patel. “She fully supported our recommendation, and a Climate Study Working Group of committed faculty and staff was convened to advise on its development and support its distribution to the campus community.”
Patel said it’s highly important for people to participate.
“The survey asks a range of questions about everything from classroom and on-campus experiences for students to questions about the benefits and work experiences for faculty and staff. When people take the survey they are sharing with us information that we can think through how to make our campus better and our campus community even stronger than we are.”