The University of Iowa will assess its campus climate for all stakeholders every two years. For the administration of the Faculty and Staff 2020 Campus Climate Survey, a team of partners from across campus formed in fall 2019 to reshape the previous survey instrument and process. The goal of this group was to help enhance the University of Iowa community’s understanding of strengths and areas of growth related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this 2020 survey, we would assess faculty, staff, and postdoctoral scholar experiences related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in order to:
- Gain a systematic understanding of campus climate.
- Establish a tool for measuring changes in campus climate over time.
- Advance and shape university and unit/college strategic plans.
- Ensure people of all social identities feel welcome and supported in their professional development and advancement.
Professional students, graduate students, and undergraduates students will complete a campus climate survey in spring 2021.
2020 Climate Survey
NOTE: In 2018, the University of Iowa conducted its first comprehensive diversity, equity, and inclusion climate survey process. As part of this process, a survey instrument was developed for faculty and staff, professional students, and postdoctoral scholars. The data from these surveys in combination with the Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) and The Graduate Student Experience in the Research University (GradSERU) surveys as well as eight strategic listening sessions, allowed the University of Iowa to have a first glance at campus climate related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Due to various differences in the survey administration and data collection in 2018 from 2020, we cannot draw direct comparisons between the two data sets.