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System Climate Survey asks Edinboro students, faculty and staff to use their voices and share their overall experiences at the University as they relate to diversity, equity and inclusion.
The goal of this survey is to see how all campus stakeholders experience their university learning and working environment in classrooms, at social events, and in the surrounding community. The survey will help inform Edinboro and the PASSHE system on how the campuses measure up to fostering diversity, inclusion and a sense of belonging.
All students, faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to participate in the
Spring 2022 Campus Climate Survey taking place
January 31, 2022- March 4, 2022
Edinboro is committed to and accountable for cultivating an environment that advances diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). We strive to create a community that affirms the identities of every individual and affords them dignity and respect, regardless of difference. Diversity and inclusion is intrinsic to the University’s Mission and Vision Statements.
We strongly encourage EVERYONE to participate. The first 250 students to complete the survey will receive a PennWest tee shirt. We are also offering the following incentives to encourage your participation. Every Friday, a list is received of students that have completed the survey. Student names will be entered into an electronic raffle to select the winners. Winners will receive an email notice of the prize.
Edinboro will administer a university-wide climate survey to all students, staff, faculty and administrators from January 31-March 4, 2022. This provides an important opportunity for everyone at the University to share their voices and experiences as we assess our progress and continually strive to foster a campus community where we all thrive and share a sense of belonging.
This survey is part of a systemwide effort of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) and includes all 14 PASSHE university, as well as staff within the State System Office.
Climate Surveys assess how different individuals and groups experience various environments at their university, including: the classroom, social events, and the surrounding community. The survey will provide evidence that helps us understand whether, how, and for whom universities and the PASSHE system are (not) promoting diverse, equitable, and inclusive environments as well as what can be done to improve these environments, both at the university and system level.
To ensure that survey participants remain anonymous, Viewfinder, a third-party vendor, will be distributing the Climate Survey to all faculty, staff, administrators, and students. Participation is voluntary.
When the survey launches on January 31, 2022, all faculty, staff, administrators, and students should expect an email from Viewfinder. Anyone not receiving this email should check their spam folder.
Many universities administer a campus climate survey every 3-5 years. A climate survey serves as a snapshot in time to assess and compare perceptions of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging over time, as well as address needed areas of improvement and engagement. Participating in the PASSHE Climate Survey will allow us share and compare findings and tools for engagement across our fourteen campuses.
One of the five priorities in the State System's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Strategy Framework is Inclusive Communities. The Systemwide Climate Survey is a key way that inclusivity of our university and system communities will be measured. The survey allows us to:
While many campuses have conducted their own climate surveys, there has never been a Systemwide Climate Survey conducted across the State System. This will allow us to see—for the first time—trends within and across universities, which will establish a baseline for each university. This data allows the State System and university leadership to use evidence to support and measure the impact of initiatives and systemic changes within and across universities.
Findings from the campus climate survey will be used to understand areas of growth and to make any needed improvements that foster and promote more inclusive environments which facilitate the success of our students, employees, and campus community.
The staff at Viewfinder will provide the anonymous data and a summary report to show overall averages and trends. The data will be disaggregated by demographics such as race and ethnicity; gender; and role (e.g., student, faculty, staff). The findings will also be posted on this website and shared through open forum presentations and discussions with the campus community to further identify areas of progress, areas to address, and next steps.