One of my goals as the president is to ensure that we have a welcoming and inclusive campus for all students, staff and faculty. That happens in a climate that is grounded in mutual respect, nurtured by honest dialogue and evidenced by a pattern of civil interaction. Creating and maintaining a community environment that respects individual needs, abilities and potential is critically important.
We are in the process of assessing how all members of our community experience the current campus climate. The Cardinal Climate Survey is how we will assess how all members of our community experience the current campus climate. The goals of this project include: 1) identifying successful initiatives; 2) uncovering any challenges facing members of our community; and 3) developing strategic initiatives to build on the successes and address the challenges.
I encourage you to take a few minutes to help us understand the current climate at SVSU. The survey is designed to provide information about both positive and challenging aspects of our campus climate, and it is your opportunity to describe your personal experiences and observations, and to offer suggestions for change that might enhance the SVSU campus climate.
Be assured: All of your answers will remain confidential and the results will be reported in group form only. You will not be identified as an individual. Your participation in this project is voluntary. This research has been reviewed and approved by the SVSU Institutional Review Board. .
I urge you to take the 20-30 minutes needed to answer the questions.
Thank you in advance for your contribution to this important project.
Donald J. Bachand