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Climate Surveys

Campus Climate Survey - Fall 2016

In November 2016, the Office of Academic Planning and Assessment conducted a Campus Climate Survey for the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The web-based questionnaire asked students, staff, and faculty about:

  • Perceptions of the inclusiveness of the campus community overall
  • Experiences and interactions within classrooms, schools/colleges, workplace environments, and the surrounding community
  • Experiences and interactions shaped by social identity
  • Perceptions of the university's response to unfair treatment
  • Changes needed to make UMass Amherst a more welcoming and inclusive place for all

The purpose was to assess whether the University's values were reflected in the daily experience of members of the campus community in order to better understand the challenges of creating an environment that is respectful and inclusive for all.

Undergraduate Student Life Study - Spring 2013

In Spring 2013 the Division of Student Affairs & Campus Life administered the Undergraduate Student Life Survey to gain insights to key elements of the UMass environment as experienced by undergraduate students.

Past Climate Surveys

Undergraduate Campus Climate Study - Spring 2012

Community, Diversity, and Social Justice Initiative (CDSJ)

The Community, Diversity, and Social Justice Initiative (CDSJ) was a long-term, assessment-driven, campus-wide systems intervention aimed at making UMass Amherst a more inclusive and equitable campus community. To learn more about assessment results click here:

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