Facilitator Workgroups for UST Campus Climate Survey

Members of the University of St. Thomas community are invited to participate in Facilitator Workgroups or complete an online Campus Climate Survey feedback form in preparation for the upcoming Campus Climate Survey.

Date/Time

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Location

McNeely Hall 100

St. Paul Campus

Cost

IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND A SESSION

Complete an online form and answer the same questions that are asked at the Facilitator Workgroups. Click here to fill out the online form.



In an effort to solicit input on the composition of the next climate survey at UST, Sue Myers, Chair of University Advocates for Women and Equity, will be hosting some work groups that will allow interested individuals to offer their perspectives on the campus climate.  UAWE and LDCW invite you to be involved and let your voice be heard.  Please note, this is NOT the climate survey itself, but an opportunity to offer information that will help in writing the next survey.  When that survey becomes available (during spring semester), we strongly urge you to complete it.

Sue will be offering two sessions, one for female faculty and one for female staff members, both to be held in St. Paul.  If you are interested in attending one of the sessions, please email Sue (uawe@stthomas.edu) so that she can add you to the list of attendees.  If you are unable to attend at the scheduled time, you may wish to go to one of the sessions being offered by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness or complete the online form (more information below).  Indeed, you may choose to go to more than one session in order to provide feedback appropriate to the different constituencies with which you may be associated.  (For example, if appropriate, you could choose to attend a work group for faculty of color and also a different work group for female faculty.)

  • Workgroup for female staff:  Wednesday, Nov. 14, 11:30 am-1:00 pm, McNeely Hall 100 (Great Room)
  • Workgroup for female faculty:  Thursday, Nov. 15, 11:45 am-1:15 pm, JRC 201

NOTE:  You are welcome to bring a bag lunch with you.


More information on the efforts to collect feedback is provided below:

Faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in Facilitator Workgroups or complete an online form to express their perspective on the University of St. Thomas campus climate

Members of the University of St. Thomas community are invited to participate in Facilitator Workgroups or complete an online Campus Climate Survey feedback form in preparation for the upcoming Campus Climate Survey.

What is campus climate?

Campus climate includes behaviors in a workplace or learning environment, ranging from subtle to cumulative to dramatic, that can influence whether an individual feels personally safe, listened to, valued, and treated fairly and with respect.

What are Facilitator Workgroups?

Facilitator Workgroups provide opportunities for members of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and the Climate Survey Advisory Group (CSAG) to hear from various groups at St. Thomas about their perspectives on the university’s campus climate – its strengths and weaknesses.

The information shared by the workgroups will be analyzed by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and used to develop effective research questions. These workgroups are not brainstorming sessions to create survey questions, but rather an opportunity to engage in conversation and receive feedback that will be used to discover the research questions.

It’s important to note that an audio of the sessions will be recorded to ensure a correct interpretation of what is being shared at the workgroups. The recordings will be deleted after analysis is completed.

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness offers two means for feedback from the campus community:

  1. Attend one of the Facilitator Workgroups.  In addition to the groups listed above, there are still several general sessions that you can attend.  They are:

Workgroups offered in Opus Hall on the Minneapolis campus:

  • Staff Workgroup, 1-2:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, in Room 202
  • Student Workgroup, 3-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, in Room 201
  • Faculty Workgroup, 1-2:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, in Room 202

Workgroups offered in Room 100, McNeely Hall, St. Paul campus:

  • Student Workgroup, 9:30-11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5 in Room 100
  • Faculty Workgroup, 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 in Room 100

2. Complete an online form and answer the same questions that are asked at the Facilitator Workgroups. Click here to fill out the online form.

 

The Campus Climate Survey will be administered in February 2013. Click here for more details on the upcoming and past Campus Climate Surveys.

 

To register for a Campus Climate Facilitator Workgroup offered by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, click here. (If you want to participate in a workgroup offered by the University Advocates for Women and Equity, simply reply to this message.)  Notice the groups assigned to each date. The surveys have distinctive components for faculty, other components for staff and still others for students. Therefore, these groups will be maintained in the Facilitator Workgroups and scheduled on different days. When registering for a workgroup, participants will be asked to choose their classification (faculty, staff or student) and then a date and time. Only available dates will display on the registration form.

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