Why are we conducting a Campus Climate Survey?
The Campus Climate Survey is undertaken by the Committee for Equity and Inclusion (CEI) to
establish a baseline of understanding and perceptions of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and how CUNY SPH supports DEI in the classroom and workplace.
How will my answer be used?
Your responses will be used to inform the School’s Equity and Inclusion Plan and actionable steps, including initiatives and programs, to ensure DEI is embedded in the culture of the School.
Why am I being asked to complete this survey?
Your voice and experience matter to CUNY SPH. The CEI intends to use the information gathered from this survey to strengthen DEI across the School and be responsive to the DEI needs of our community.
When will the Campus Climate Survey be conducted?
The survey starts on September 20, 2023, and will be available to all students, faculty, and staff and some select alumni. The survey will close on Wednesday, October 4, 2023.
Who developed the survey?
Dr. Maya Beasley of The T10 Group developed the survey, in consultation with the CEI members and the school’s senior leadership.
Who is eligible to participate in the survey?
All current students, full-and part-time faculty, administrators, full-and part-time staff are invited to participate in the survey. Each member of the SPH community will receive an email providing access to the survey. The link will lead to the survey hosted by Dr. Beasley. The survey will be administered on-line only and can be completed on your mobile device, laptop, or desktop.
Am I required to participate?
You do NOT have to participate in this survey. However, we strongly encourage you to participate so that your opinion is included in the data and report.
How long will the survey take if I participate?
The survey should take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.
What will happen if I don’t participate?
There are no consequences if you choose not to participate in the survey. Information on who completed the survey (and who did not) will not be provided to CUNY SPH.
Are there going to be opportunities to share my opinions beyond completing the survey?
Dr. Beasley will also facilitate listening sessions (focus groups) to gather more information about individual experiences and expand on data gathered via the survey. Dr. Beasley will reach out to some individuals who completed the survey to participate in the listening sessions to be scheduled in November – December.
What kinds of questions are in the survey?
The survey includes sections that ask about your knowledge, experience and perceptions about diversity, equity and inclusion at CUNY SPH. You’ll receive a broad selection of multiple-choice questions that cover your understanding, perceptions and experience about DEI and how those factors affect your classroom and workplace. The data gathered will help CUNY SPH identify key areas of enhancement and improvement of the culture of our institution.
I am using my email to respond to the survey. How is the survey anonymous?
Dr. Beasley is an external vendor from an independent organization. Data will be received by Dr. Beasley and shared in the aggregate only. No individuals will be identified. Any information that may identify a participant will be removed and where necessary, grouped together with responses from other individuals.
Will my identity be connected to my response? Will my answers be confidential?
We believe anonymity is essential for everyone to be heard and to ensure that you are comfortable raising the issues that you feel strongly about.
No personally identifiable information (name or contact information) about any individuals will be connected to the survey responses and report.
The results will be presented in summary and aggregate form so no individual can be identified.