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Campus Climate Survey Results Published

March 17, 2014

Results of the University of California’s systemwide Campus Climate survey were made available this week.

The survey, which provided faculty and staff members and graduate and undergraduate students at all locations an opportunity to share their experiences of living, studying and working at the UC, was conducted at UC Merced between Feb. 1 and March 1, 2013.

The Campus Climate survey, believed to be the largest study of its type ever conducted in American higher education, sought feedback from more than 430,000 people about their experiences at the UC. Students, faculty and staff members from all 10 campuses, five medical centers, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the division of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Office of the President were invited to participate in the voluntary survey.

In a message to the campus community March 19, Chancellor Dorothy Leland outlined several actions to be taken “to understand more fully the survey data and its implications for us.”

A significant portion of the March 25 campuswide town hall meeting will be dedicated to an open discussion of these findings. In addition, Chancellor Leland will meet with the Joint Divisional Council’s Faculty Welfare Committee on March 31. Provost Tom Peterson will also meet with Unit 18 lecturers.

Survey results for the Merced campus can be found online.