Campus Climate Survey

Objective: Campus Climate and Professional Development and Growth for Faculty and Staff is one of the key areas of focus in our strategic plan. In Spring 2018, students, faculty, and staff participated in a climate survey. Your participation was the first step in identifying areas on which to focus this year. The next step in the process is to continue communication regarding the results by convening town hall meetings and unit-level meetings to share more detailed results and begin formulating specific action plans to address the issues and concerns identified.

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Contacts: If interested in participating in these important conversations, please email co-chairs Dr. Ala Qubbaj, or Mike James.


March 19, 2019

Since January 2019, division/department-wide meetings have been taking place to review the results of the survey at the institutional, divisional and departmental levels. The Office of Human Resources and the Staff Senate have partnered to develop a group of survey facilitators who attend these meetings and facilitate the conversations regarding the findings of the survey. Each division/department is challenged to develop an action plan focusing on the top 2-3 areas identified as needing improvement. Everyone’s participation is needed in order to ensure that everyone is heard! Action Plans are due in April 2019 and follow up status reporting will be needed in Fall 2019 and Spring 2020.

November 30, 2018

Results of the Campus Climate Survey conducted in the Spring were shared with faculty and staff at town hall meetings held on October 12. In addition to the presentations conducted at the town hall sessions, ModernThink consultant, Rich Boyer, facilitated an interactive meeting with students on November 5 to share student survey results and discuss specific areas of concerns and opportunities for positive change. To continue progress in fostering a healthy campus climate, Mr. Boyer will be visiting UTRGV December 11-13 to meet with university leaders regarding survey results and opportunities at the unit level to address areas of concerns. Upon completion of the visit, the expectation is that campus leaders will implement communication strategies to further share survey data with faculty, staff, and students in their units and develop action plans around the survey results to positively impact the climate and culture in our UTRGV community.