Campus Climate Study 2022
Following the 2014 Diversity Mapping Project, California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) first conducted the Campus Climate Study in 2015-16. CSUMB conducted the study again in 2022 to better understand how students, faculty, and staff experience diversity and inclusion on campus.
The objectives of the Campus Climate Study were to:
- Better understand personal experiences and perceptions of campus climate from the perspective of students, faculty, and staff for a more complete understanding of the climate for diversity on campus;
- Identify and explore the experiences and challenges faced by students, faculty, and staff, especially people from systemically marginalized populations;
- Identify strategies to reduce challenges that disproportionately affect students, faculty, and staff from systemically marginalized populations.
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.
CSUMB Student, Staff, and Faculty full analyses available upon request.
Most students are having a positive experience, but certain students experienced discrimination, don’t feel a sense of belonging:
- LGBTQ+ (particularly genderqueer/non conforming)
- Political views
Most faculty & staff are having a positive experience, but certain faculty & staff experienced discrimination, don’t feel a sense of belonging:
- Parents (esp mothers)
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
Following the 2014 Diversity Mapping Project, the Campus Climate Survey was done to better understand how CSUMB students, faculty, and staff experience and perceive diversity and inclusion on our campus. Results from both studies will inform an upcoming campus-wide Diversity Plan.
Campus Climate Survey Student Results Most students are having a positive experience, however: A substantial number of students of color, LGBTQ students & students with disabilities -Report experiencing discrimination - Don't feel a sense of belonging Expressed a need for more diversified curriculum Expressed a need for more diverse faculty Respondent Profile 15% identify as LGBTQ+ 30% work 1-20 hours off campus per week 23% work 21-40 hours a week 35% identified as multi-racial 38% speak a language other than english at home Note: 25.8% of student body responded to survey -1833 respondents/230 questions.
Campus Climate Survey Faculty & Staff Results Most faculty and staff are having a positive experience, however: -Tenure-line faculty & African American faculty & staff show less favorable results 48% of comments from faculty & staff reflected concern in 4 major areas Inclusion & Diversity Lack of adequate staff/faculty/admin diversity Age bias Gender bias Racial bias Microagressions Communication Disrespectful communication No staff mechanism for input Insufficient communication between departments/others on campus Hierarchies Between faculty, staff, &admin Between tenure line & lecturer faculty Disregarded voices, disrespectful behavior Pay/Recognition Little opportunity for advancement (staff) Inequities in pay, inadequate pay Work not valued in department.
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