CSUF News Service
Campus Climate Survey Underway
March 12, 2014; Update: March 17, 2014
UPDATE: A series of Campus Climate Survey Open Sessions will be held for those who do not have access to a computer, would like a Spanish translation, or require a paper & pencil version of the Survey. Open sessions will be held in College Park (CP-730) on Friday, March 21 from 2 to 5 p.m., and on Monday, March 24 and Tuesday, March 25 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
After several months of preparation and planning, CSUF faculty and staff now have the opportunity to help the University become a model of inclusivity, diversity and engagement.
Campus members are encouraged to complete the Campus Climate Survey. The survey can be accessed through a link that was provided in an email sent by President Mildred A. García yesterday afternoon (March 11). All surveys are anonymous.
"Campus climate refers to the current attitudes, behaviors, standards and practices of employees and students of an institution. It's a way to take the temperature, if you will, on how closely our values are aligned with how we treat and work with one another," said Lori Gentles, vice president for human resources, diversity and inclusion.
"We believe respect for diversity is very important," she continued. "Assessing how members of our community experience Cal State Fullerton's social and academic climate will help us develop programs and policies that will increase inclusivity in areas that are shown to be problematic and enhance and replicate programs and policies in areas which are shown to be successfully meeting the needs of the community.
"Research demonstrates that the personal and professional development of employees is impacted by campus climate. Not only that, but faculty and staff members who judge their campus climate more positively are more likely to feel personally supported. This, in turn, creates a welcoming environment for our students."
For more information on the survey, visit the Campus Climate Survey website.