by Jenn Donovan
Working, living and learning at Michigan Technological University is shaped by the attitudes, beliefs, experiences and perceptions of the students, faculty and staff. What are those attitudes, beliefs, experiences and perceptions, and how do they affect life on campus?
Michigan Tech is committed to finding out. So the University formed a Climate Survey Working Group and hired a consultant from Pennsylvania State University, Susan Rankin of Rankin & Associates, to conduct a campus-wide assessment of the beliefs, behaviors and practices of members of the Michigan Tech community. She has conducted more than 170 institutional climate assessments at colleges and universities.
The study opened yesterday (Oct. 17) and runs until Nov. 10.
“The Working, Living and Learning Assessment will pose questions related to backgrounds and groups with which people identify, as well as attitudes and beliefs about their own and other groups on campus,” said Jill Hodges, executive director of Institutional Equity and Inclusion. “The survey is voluntary and confidential. Those taking it can choose not to answer any question. It should take 20 to 30 minutes to complete.
The full story is available on the Michigan Tech news website.