Culture and Climate Survey
Our University has taken several significant steps in recent years to prioritize our commitment to inclusive excellence. In 2018, as part of our comprehensive strategic planning process, we conducted surveys and held open forums that were well attended by members of our campus community. The feedback we received demonstrated that diversity, equity, and inclusion were defining elements of our institutional identity, which is why we included inclusive excellence as one of the five 2040 goals of our strategic plan.
In 2019, President Geoffrey S. Mearns created the President’s Advisory Council on Inclusive Excellence (PACIE). Members of this council helped create our first Inclusive Excellence Strategic Plan. Now, at PACIE’s recommendation, we will conduct our Campus Climate Survey.
Purpose of Culture and Climate Survey
The purpose of this survey is to gather thoughtful input from our students, faculty, and staff—guidance that will help us to determine what is working well and where more progress is needed in our ongoing efforts to advance inclusive excellence on our campus.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our University has taken several significant steps in recent years to prioritize our commitment to inclusive excellence. Conducting this climate survey now presents an opportunity for us to gather thoughtful input from our students, faculty, and staff—guidance that will help us to determine what is working well and where more progress is needed in our ongoing efforts to advance inclusive excellence on our campus.
Climate surveys measure participants’ perceptions of an institution’s climate, including the quality and extent of the interaction between various groups and individuals. Additionally, it looks at perceptions of how the institution supports diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
No, we have contracted the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS) to run the survey.
The survey will run from February 7—24, 2022.
Everyone. The more responses we obtain, the more representative the results will be.
Beginning in February, you will receive an email in your Ball State email with a link to the survey. Reminders will be sent, until you complete the survey, or when the survey closes on February 24, 2022.
About 15 minutes, and you can use the same link to come back later to finish if needed.
The data provided by HEDS to Ball State will have no identifying information.
HEDS will provide Ball State with the results in Summer 2022 after all participating institutions have completed the survey. In Fall 2022, we will share a summary of the results as part of a comprehensive report detailing inclusive excellence efforts from across campus.