From November 12-23, 2015, faculty, staff and students were invited to participate in the university’s fifth climate survey – myGVSU Climate Survey 2015 – in which respondents were asked to indicate what it is like to learn, live and work on campus. The survey was conducted as a direct result of goals set in the GVSU Strategic Plan 2016-2021 as well as its Framework for Inclusion and Equity. Preliminary results were provided to the campus in Winter 2016 with a follow-up to the President’s Cabinet in Summer 2016. Expanded findings and recommendations from the three action teams are now available.
The results of the survey continue to inform and reinvigorate our ongoing efforts to create a more inclusive and welcoming campus where every single member of the community can be their authentic selves, proudly and safely. Our Climate Action Teams will use the data reported in the Expanded Findings Report as well as additional ongoing analysis to make recommendations for changes to address climate disparities and advance equity at the university. We are grateful to the almost 12,000 members of our community who took the time to share their insights and experiences and to the continued partnership and deep commitment to this work from individuals across campus. Join us in creating a Grand Valley that is welcoming and inclusive for everyone. Have a question or comment? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. The final open forum for the myGVSU 2015 Climate Survey project was held on March 30, 2017. Below is the powerpoint of that presentation; the Faculty, Staff, and Student Action Team reports; and a video of the presentation. Updates on climate will continue to be posted here.
Based on survey findings, we will continue to identify and refine strategic initiatives and action plans to improve or enhance institutional climate. Many of the programs, initiatives, and policy changes related to diversity and inclusion at GVSU have been informed by previous studies. We will be transparent and open with the results. The results of the survey and continued efforts will be reported to all members of the community, and will be posted here at www.gvsu.edu/mygvsu.