Tech to Conduct Institute Climate Assessment
Rather than be reactive when it comes to improving the climate and culture at Georgia Tech, the Office of the Vice President for Institute Diversity is taking steps to be proactive.
In the months to come, the office will conduct an Institute climate assessment to learn about the experiences and perceptions of students, faculty and staff members when it comes to how inclusive and supportive the climate at Tech feels.
“The assessment is one of the ways that we’re addressing the goals of the strategic plan that are related to building a campus community that pursues excellence and embraces and leverages diversity in all of its forms at Tech,” said Archie Ervin, Tech’s vice president for Institute Diversity.
With input from the Strategic Plan Implementation Task Force on Institute Climate Assessment, the Office of Assessment will create a set of climate assessment surveys for all members of the campus community.
The goal is to administer the surveys in the fall, Ervin added.
“One area the surveys may explore, for example, is how students, faculty and staff interact with and learn from peers whose backgrounds and experiences, such as gender and race, are different and/or similar from theirs.” Ervin said. “The information we gather will give us some baseline knowledge about the Tech community and climate that can be used to help develop a strategic action plan, which will guide our efforts over the next several years.”
For more information, email Ervin.