Campus Climate Survey on Diversity and Inclusion
We are pleased to report that more than a quarter of the BU community responded to the Spring 2012 Campus Climate Survey. Since every BU student, faculty and staff member is a valuable component of our university community, we value the contribution of each of them, and are glad to have heard the voices of BU’s diverse constituencies. The responses we received help us understand the issues we face as a workplace, learning environment and residential community.
A report on the survey results is now available as a starting point for discussions that will ultimately make BU an even more welcoming and supportive community. The document continues to evolve as dialogue with the campus community informs and refines its analysis. A list of additions, revisions and corrections can be found at the end of the document.
What this survey means
BU aims to build an inclusive climate for a diverse group of students, staff, faculty, and administrators. This survey will help us better understand campus community members’ experiences with and perceptions of diversity and inclusion at the university.
In other words, results from this survey will provide insight into the current attitudes, behaviors, and campus practices for employees and students concerning the access for, inclusion of, and level of respect for individual and group needs, abilities, and advancement for success.
Thank you to the many of you who took this opportunity to tell those with the power to change things what needs to be done. Because this is your school and/or place of work, you know what is and is not working well: your perspectives matter, and you have our attention.
We invite your comments on the report!
THIS CLIMATE SURVEY IS A STARTING PLACE FOR DISCUSSION AND FOR ACTION.
Be part of the ongoing campus dialogue around the issues it raises. Submit your comments about this report! Please do so by May 24, 2013.
You can comment in several ways:
1. give comments in person at meetings where the report is presented this spring
2. send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
3. submit a comment in the comment box below
Community comments will be collected, synthesized, summarized and presented to the President as part of the climate survey process.