More Than 6 percent Have Responded to Climate Survey in First Week
More than 550 faculty, staff and students have participated in Michigan Tech's Assessment of Working, Living and Learning in the first week the Climate Survey has been active.
Susan Rankin of Rankin and Associates, the consultant hired to conduct the campus-wide assessment, stated that as of Friday (Oct. 20), more than 215 staff members, about 17.2 percent, have filled out the 20-30 minute survey.
After the first week, more than 9.7 percent of faculty have participated in the assessment. In the category of Academic Administrators with faculty rank, 28.1 percent have participated thus far.
The survey results will provide insights about the attitudes, beliefs, experiences and perceptions of faculty, staff and students and how those affect life on campus.
Participation in terms of percentage is nearly equal for both undergraduate students and graduate/professional/post-doctoral students, at 3.8 and 3.9 percent respectively.
Overall, of a campus population of more than 9,100, more than 550 have responded. The survey opened on Oct. 17 and will continue until Nov. 10.
Tech would like all students and employees to take the Assessment of Working, Living and Learning, so the working group is offering a drawing for a number of incentives after the survey closes on Nov. 10. Undergraduates will be eligible for a one-semester parking pass, four $50 gift cards to the Campus Store and two admission tickets to any sporting event other than the Winter Carnival hockey game. Graduate students will be eligible for the same incentives. Union and non-union staff and faculty will be entered into a drawing for one-year parking passes, $50 Campus Store gift cards and two free tickets to any sporting event other than the Winter Carnival hockey game.