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Thank you for your participation in the 2023 Climate Pulse Survey!

More information about the 2023 pulse survey and focus groups is provided below.

    GVSU Forum: Faculty responses to job satisfaction survey benefit Student Emergency Fund

    April 23, 2024

    Article by Michele Coffill

    More than 65 percent of Grand Valley faculty members participated in the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) Faculty Job Satisfaction survey, well above the average of other institutions in the same survey class.

    Data from the survey will be reviewed and shared with Provost Fatma Mili and college deans, then disseminated to the campus community early in the fall semester with a plan to develop working teams to address areas to improve the faculty work experience.

    Through a collaborative incentive with the Division of Inclusion and Equity, responses to the survey will benefit the GVSU Student Emergency Fund . . .

    Click here to continue reading in the GVSU Forum.

    Focus Groups

    Following the 2021 myGVSU Campus Climate survey, Grand Valley committed to conducting focus groups to understand better the perceptions and experiences of our diverse students and employees. Focus groups were conducted in Fall 2022 with the LGBTQ community, and a report of those findings is available here. Dr. Charles Blaich and Kathleen Wise from the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS) will now conduct focus groups with employees of color and employees who identify as having a disability on January 30, January 31, and February 1, 2023. Each confidential discussion will be held, in person, with a maximum of 8 attendees in each session. Information shared will be compiled by the researchers, only reported thematically, and with only non-identifiable information. Expectations for confidentiality for those who participate will also be shared by the facilitators. Employees of color and those who self-identify as having a disability are invited to register for a specific date and time here. A discussion and preliminary insights will be held on February 3 at Loosemore Auditorium at the DeVos Center from 1:00-3:00 pm. No registration is required, and all are invited.

    Climate Pulse Survey

    2023 Pulse Survey Winners

    Winners each receive a $500 professional development or research grant

    Nathan Barrows, Associate Professor, Chemistry Department

    Julia VanderMolen, Associate Professor, Public Health

    Deana Weibel, Professor; Interim Assistant Chair, Anthropology Department

    Cáel Keegan, Associate Professor, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

    Koleta Moore, Assistant Director, Student Engagement Graduate Program Operations, Seidman College of Business

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