New Campus Climate Survey Report and Interactive Dashboards Released
University leadership shared a message with the campus community on Nov. 14 announcing updates to the Campus Climate Survey, a campus-wide survey to assess perceptions and experiences of inclusion, respect and belonging within the university community. To ensure the community remains fully informed of our challenges and progress, the message from Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion Nefertiti A. Walker also announced updated interactive dashboards which provide an in-depth look into the campus community’s perceptions of the campus climate as we work towards building strategic initiatives for a more inclusive and equitable UMass Amherst.
That email is as follows:
Dear Campus Community:
Today, we release the latest Campus Climate Survey report and interactive dashboards on our community’s perceptions of the campus climate. We encourage you to engage with this information and the tools provided as we collectively and strategically use these results to build a more inclusive and equitable UMass community.
Survey participants were asked to rate their perceptions of the campus climate based on social identity, racial climate and the institutional commitment to inclusion. The report also explores the importance of these perceptions, and how they impact the campus community’s likelihood of recommending UMass Amherst to others as a place to go to school and as a place to work.
As we reflect on the climate data, we encourage you to apply an equity-minded approach and consider the complexity of the experiences and perspectives of our community members. Please refer to the toolkit provided on the climate report page to learn more about utilizing the equity-minded approach.
The Campus Climate Survey was conducted in the fall 2021 semester by the Office of Equity and Inclusion and the Office of Academic Planning and Assessment. Final results yielded a 41.6 percent response rate, providing the university with an in-depth look into the campus climate as we work towards building strategic initiatives for a more inclusive and equitable UMass Amherst.
We look forward to connecting with you again with our next in-depth report on campus climate.
Nefertiti A. Walker
Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion