Campus Climate Assessment
-- For the past several years, Texas A&M has conducted university-wide campus climate surveys on three-year cycles. However, the three-year cycle had not permitted sufficient time for the campus to implement strategies, assess effectiveness, and reflect on progress. In 2018, the Office for Diversity, Office of Graduate and Professional Studies
, Department of Student Life Studies
, Dean of Faculties
, and the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Evaluation
, agreed to shift the university-level campus climate surveys to a four-year cycle.
In March 2020, the Office for Diversity, in collaboration with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Evaluation, will launch campus climate surveys for Texas A&M students, faculty, and staff. The purpose of this collaboration is to reduce survey fatigue, improve response rates, and ensure that our campus climate data are useful for longitudinal assessment of progress and challenges. The surveys will be sent to all students, faculty, and staff from across our campuses including the Health Science Center, the School of Law, and the Galveston and Qatar campuses.
For the student surveys, we are using the Student Experience in the Research University (SERU)
surveys for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The faculty and staff surveys are being developed from a smaller set of items aligned with the student surveys to provide a comprehensive assessment of the campus climate. We intend to provide colleges and divisions the opportunity to add a limited number of items (fixed response as well as open response items) to the core set of items. Please contact Jennifer Reyes (firstname.lastname@example.org
, 979-458-2905) in Office for Diversity with any questions or concerns about Texas A&M’s 2020 campus climate assessments.
To understand the impact of campus climate on recruitment and retention, Texas A&M's 2010 University Diversity Plan
calls for academic and support units to explore data from student, faculty, and staff campus climate surveys. The most current campus-wide, campus climate studies are available below:
2013 Undergraduate Student Campus Climate Assessment
2008 Undergraduate Student Campus Climate Assessment
2012 Graduate Student Campus Climate Studies
2013 Faculty Survey of Academic Climate and Activities
2016 Texas A&M Staff Climate Survey Results
Sharing Campus Climate Results
To better understand the campus climate at Texas A&M, we are interested in the methods, surveys, and results of unit-level assessments within the institution. Additionally, understanding campus climate assessments and results conducted by other universities advances understanding of the challenges and progress of creating an inclusive, welcoming environment. If you are interested in sharing your results with us, please feel free to use this form or call us at 979-458-2905.