Spring 2021 Viewfinder Faculty Survey
What is campus climate?
“The current attitudes, behaviors and standards of faculty, staff, administrators and students concerning the level of respect for individual needs, abilities and potential.” (Susan Rankin, 2008)
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Faculty were asked to respond to statements about their work experiences at CSUSM.
Interactions with Others
78% are satisfied overall with their interactions with other employees
Faculty were asked to what extent they agree or disagree with statements about the support they receive from CSUSM.
would recommend CSUSM to others considering working here
are also satisfied with their employee benefit package.
Respect on Campus
Respondents report whether they feel respected by various groups on campus
- 76% Strongly Agree/Agree: Faculty are respected by students
- 69% Strongly Agree/Agree: Faculty are respected by
- 60% Strongly Agree/Agree: Faculty are respected by other non
- 51% Strongly Agree/Agree: Faculty are respected by administrators
- 48% Strongly Agree/Agree: Faculty are respected by other tenured/tenuretrack faculty
Respondents report whether they have experienced microaggressions in their departments.
- 49% Strongly Agree/Agree
- 11% Neutral
- 41% Disagree/Strongly Disagree
63% of respondents feel they have received adequate diversity
training to engage with students and employees on campus
Themes From Open Ended Survey Questions
Hire Individuals Committed
"Hire university leaders who are clear and experienced about diversity matters and who are assertive to address work conditions."
More Inclusivity Towards
"Make pay and benefits more equitable between tenure faculty and lecturers. Lecturers should not struggle with food and housing insecurity due to their "temp" status. Many permanent employees view lecturers as "cheap labor" or tokens instead of valuable educators."
All Areas of Diversity Should
"Diversity and inclusion should be about more than the few protected
by current law.
Appreciate Survey Efforts
"Thank you for the survey. I strongly support CSUSM's mission regarding inclusion and diversity. I just do not know who to talk to to express the concerns I
have about what I see in my department,"
The Survey Administration
The Viewfinder Campus Climate Survey was administered from April 13- May 4, 2021 to
all faculty n= 896 employed during the Spring 2021 semester; 207 faculty responded
to the survey (23% response rate).
This page summarizes quantitative and qualitative responses. Strongly Agree/Agree responses are combined. Please contact institutional Planning & Analysis at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.