Climate Survey results announced; committee’s work begins
The UI is forming a cross-campus committee to address concerns illuminated in the results of the Climate Survey administered last year.
Christophe Pierre, the vice president for academic affairs, announced the formation of the committee in a massmail sent June 8 to employees and students.
“The primary finding of the survey is that faculty, students and staff generally have a positive perception of overall climate,” he said.
The Survey Research Laboratory continues to analyze the 17,000 responses. The Urbana and Springfield campuses led in employee response rate, each with 34.9 percent. The Chicago campus had a 21.4 percent response rate. Urbana students, at 13.1 percent, were the top responders among students on the three campuses.
“We have learned that though the climate is rated generally positive, there are areas the three campuses and the university administration should review,” Pierre said.
An executive summary of the survey and updated survey information is available online.