The Campus Climate Study was a way to measure the climate of diversity and inclusiveness on the UW-Green Bay campus with regard to race, ethnicity, gender identity and sexual orientation, religious affiliation, veteran status, etc. This was everybody's opportunity to describe personal experiences, observations and suggestions for change at UW-Green Bay.
The study identified areas that UW-Green Bay can address to create a welcoming environment for faculty and staff members and students from diverse backgrounds. With no more than 45 minutes of everybody's time, they had a powerful role in shaping our diversity climate for the future.
*Some of the above narrative was provided by UW-Whitewater.
Climate Study Results
College campuses are complex social systems. They are defined by the relationships between faculty, staff, students and alumni; bureaucratic procedures embodied by institutional policies; structural frameworks; institutional missions, visions and core values; institutional history and traditions; and larger social contexts (Hurtado, Milem, Clayton-Pederson, & Allen, 1998).
Institutional missions suggest that higher education values multicultural awareness and understanding within an environment of mutual respect and cooperation. Academic communities expend a great deal of effort fostering climates that nurture their missions with the understanding that climate has a profound effect on the academic community’s ability to excel in teaching, research and scholarship. Institutional strategic plans advocate creating welcoming and inclusive climates that are grounded in respect, nurtured by dialogue and evidenced by a pattern of civil interaction.
Survey Results (pdf)