Survey results will inform the new CSUSM strategic plan and provide a starting point to move the university forward in the interest of diversity, equity and inclusion on campus.
Campus climate is defined broadly as “the current attitudes, behaviors and standards of faculty, staff, administrators and students concerning the level of respect for individual needs, abilities and potential"(Rankin, 2008). Our Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan (DISP) defines campus climate as “an inclusive, welcoming, campus environment where all campus members thrive and are heard and where differences are considered a collective strength.”
In Fall 2020 a climate workgroup was convened by President Ellen Neufeldt. The workgroup met over a period of five weeks in September and October 2020 to determine what instrument(s) and set of selection criteria could be used to conduct a comprehensive campus-wide survey for students, faculty, staff and administrators at CSUSM beginning Spring 2021. The full report from the workgroup is available.
To help encourage participation, we are engaging in a friendly competition between divisions regarding the response rate. To remind us that everything we do is connected to student success, the President’s Administrative Team (PAT) has agreed that divisions will contribute to the student emergency fund in proportion to each division’s respective response rate. Your participation counts and makes an impact! Observe how your division is doing with their response rate:
*Last updated on 5/3/21
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Rankin, S., & Reason, R. (2008). Transformational Tapestry Model: A comprehensive approach to transforming campus climate. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 1(4), 262–274. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0014018