Office of Inclusive Excellence

Campus Climate Study 2024

The NACCC survey content is based on more than a decade of the USC Race and Equity Center’s qualitative climate studies at colleges and universities across the country. Experts convened to identify the most salient survey content areas and questions today in the field of campus racial climate...

As a part of our CSU-USC Racial Equity Cohort participation, Cal State University, Monterey Bay is participating in the National Assessment of Collegiate Campus Climates. The NACCC survey content is based on more than a decade of the USC Race and Equity Center’s qualitative climate studies at colleges and universities across the country. The survey will assess students' feelings about mattering, inclusion, and racial climate on campus. Survey administration dates: April 4-30, 2024. Survey results anticipated: Fall 2024.

Method

The Campus Climate Study included an online survey and focus groups with students, staff, and faculty at CSUMB. The online survey, conducted by the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA, included a student-focused Diverse Learning Environments Survey (DLE), Staff Climate Survey (SCS), and HERI Faculty Survey survey (FAC). Senior administrators at CSUMB and higher education researchers will use the results from this study to improve the student, staff, and faculty experience. 

Student Infographic          Faculty & Staff Infographic        Campus Climate Study Results        CCS Results Recording    

CSUMB Student, Staff, and Faculty full analyses available upon request. 

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Results

Most students are having a positive experience, but certain students experienced discrimination, don’t feel a sense of belonging:

  • Black
  • LGBTQ+ (particularly genderqueer/non conforming)
  • Parents
  • Political views  

Most faculty & staff are having a positive experience, but certain faculty & staff experienced discrimination, don’t feel a sense of belonging:

  • Black
  • LGBTQ+
  • Parents (esp mothers)
  • Lecturers

Timeline

Spring ‘22: Campus Climate Survey administered

Summer ‘22: OIES-UROC research group analyzed open-ended responses 

September ‘22: Focus groups conducted

October ‘22: Results from UCLA HERI received

October-November ‘22: Focus group results coded/analyzed

December ‘22 - March ‘23: Quantitative and qualitative results synthesized

April ‘23: Full study results shared with campus



Accessibility

We are committed to making digital content accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you cannot access any of the materials above, please contact: CSUMB Office of Inclusive Excellence by phone at (831) 582-3366 or email Bernadette Ortiz for an alternative accommodation.