Institutional Equity

Current University Climate Survey

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Project Objectives

Rankin and Associates, Consulting will provide Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech) with institutional/community information, analysis, and recommendations as it relates to climate. This information will be used in conjunction with other data to provide Michigan Tech with an inclusive view of our community.

Projected Timeline

Spring 2017

January – April

Phase I. Initial proposal meeting with the Climate Survey Working Group (CSWG)

Phase I.   Internal and external campus systems analysis/Review of other relevant data   

Phase II. Begin development of assessment tool

Summer 2017

May – July

Phase II. Complete assessment tool

Phase II. Development of Communication & Marketing Plan



Phase II.   IRB Proposal Development Approval projected – August 2017

Fall 2017


Phase III. Survey Administration

Note: Date of survey implementation to be determined by CSWG

November – December

Phase III. Data Analysis

Spring 2018

January - February

Phase IV. Development of Report

March - April

Phase IV. Presentation of Report Results to community

May – June

Phase V: Development of Strategic Initiatives

Note: Phase V facilitation to be determined following completion of Phase IV

Project Outcomes:

Michigan Tech will learn how all constituent groups (faculty, staff, students, and administrators) experience and perceive the climate for living, learning, and working at the University and how the community responds to them (e.g. governance issues, pedagogy, curricular issues, professional development, inter-group/intra-group relations, respect issues, etc.). Michigan Tech will develop specific objectives and action plans to address institutional changes and cultural shifts.

Project Vision Statement:

Use the study results to gauge, benchmark, build, and continuously foster inclusive climates for all members of the community, including underrepresented members of the community.