2016 Climate Survey Frequently Asked Questions
2016 Spring Climate Survey Details
- This survey should take approximately 20 minutes to complete. If you cannot complete the survey at one time, you have the option to save your responses and return to the survey at a later date within the open period.
- This survey will be open April 18 – April 29.
- It is entirely voluntary. You can skip questions, and may exit the survey at any time.
- Partial responses will be included once the survey closes.
- It is also important to note that responding to the survey is not the same as filing a report of harassment or abuse. If you wish to file a report—with your name or anonymously—you may do so here.
- Some of the survey questions use explicit language, which may be disturbing. If you wish to talk to anyone, a list of resources available to you appears throughout the survey as well as on the Provost’s website and the Campus and Student Life website.
As a token of appreciation for taking the time to complete this survey, those who complete it will be entered into a drawing for one of fifty $100 cash cards.
Although you are not required to participate in this survey, we hope that you will. The higher the participation rate, the more accurate will be the picture of our campus climate.
Why is the University conducting this survey?
Is this the same as filing a report of discrimination or harassment?
Who is creating and implementing this survey?
Who has had input into this survey?
Is the survey confidential or anonymous?
- All respondents:
- Sex in system of record (Male/Female)
- Race/ethnicity in system of record
- U.S. citizenship and residence status
- Students only:
- Program of study
- Year in program
- On-campus/off-campus residence status
- Faculty only:
- Department of primary appointment
- Type of academic appointment (rank/track)
- Tenure status
- Job category (at a high level, e.g., “managerial”, “financial”, “maintenance” etc.)
Once this process of linking data is complete, data will be stored without identifiers. However, combinations of demographic variables may make it possible to identify some respondents. In order to minimize the risk of disclosure, only the following research team members, all of whom have signed confidentiality agreements, have access to the full dataset:
- Micere Keels, Associate Professor, Comparative Human Development
- Ronald Thisted, Professor, Public Health Sciences and Statistics, and Vice Provost
- Will Greenland, Director of Institutional Analysis
Whenever results from the survey are reported outside this group, this will be done in such a way as to ensure that individual respondents cannot be identified. In particular, statistical tables will suppress cell sizes smaller than five, and open ended comments will be edited as necessary before being included in reports to prevent respondent identification.
Please note that open-ended comments will not be connected with your identity, which means that the research team will not be able to respond to threats of harm to self or others. A link to support services appears throughout the survey and is also available here along with additional information.
What will the University do with the results?
Will the survey results be shared with the campus community?
General Frequently Asked Questions
What are some important numbers I should know?
- From a campus phone:
- From any phone:
Safety and Emergency Resources
- Sexual Assault Dean-on-Call:
- Bias Response Team:
- Student Health Service (SHS):
- Nurse Advice Line
(after SHS business hours):
- Medical Center Hospital ER:
Counseling/Mental Health Resources
- Student Counseling Service (SCS):
- SCS Staff-Member-on-Call:
- Jeremy Inabinet:
Associate Dean of Students
in the University for Disciplinary Affairs
- Bridget Collier:
Associate Provost for Equal Opportunity Programs
Title IX Coordinator for the University