Monday, February 20, 2012

Gauging the Campus Climate

Our campus community is about to collaborate on a very important project. This initiative, the Campus Climate Survey, will ultimately make Bloomsburg University an even more welcoming and supportive community.

Since every BU student, faculty and staff member is a valuable component of our university community, we value the contribution of each individual. This is why your participation in the project is so vital. It will also help us understand the issues we face as a workplace, learning environment and residential community.

This survey is a key step toward continuous improvement on each of these fronts.

BU’s goal is to be a premiere comprehensive university, composed of a diverse community that produces positive change. To reach this goal, academic and administrative leaders must be willing to honestly assess accomplishments, opportunities and challenges.

Identifying our strengths and limitations will provide the foundation for a cohesive plan to help BU become a more inclusive and equitable institution. To reach this ambitious goal, we need the campus community’s voice.

Focus groups were conducted this fall to determine how all individuals experience BU. This data will be used to develop our Campus Climate Survey, which will be given to campus community this semester. Those results will then help formulate BU’s plan to become a model for nurturing a diverse and equitable learning, living and working environment.