Climate Assessment for Learning, Living and Working

Launch of survey: Jan. 14, 2013 | Close of survey: Feb. 21, 2013
Report release: March 19, 2014 - Campus Climate Project Final Report

Overview

Through spring 2013, the University of California is conducting a systemwide study on "Campus Climate." Our goal is to gather a wide variety of data related to institutional climate, inclusion and work-life issues so that we can better assess the learning, living and working environments for students, faculty and staff at the 10 UC campuses as well as the Office of the President, five medical centers, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

How the Survey was Accessed

On Monday, Jan. 14, all UCI faculty, staff and students were sent an email with a personal survey link from campusclimate@ucop.edu. Paper versions also were available in English and Spanish through Human Resources (contact Annie Krinsky).

Systemwide Incentives

To thank all members of the UC Irvine community for participating in this survey, we are offering the opportunity to win a "Climate Survey Thank You" prize. UC systemwide incentives will be awarded through a random drawing among participants in the survey for:

  • One $10,000 undergraduate scholarship
  • Two $5,000 graduate/professional student stipends
  • Two $5,000 faculty research grants
  • Five $2,000 staff professional development grants

In addition, two (2) winners from each location will receive iPads.

Please note the systemwide incentives are drawn from all participants across the system except for the iPads, which will be drawn from participants from each campus.

For more details, please see http://campusclimate.ucop.edu/faq/index.html#faq-16.

Local Incentives

UC Irvine incentives also will be offered via a random drawing among student, faculty and staff participants who completed the survey.

Be the school or department with the highest response rate and receive an invitation to a recital at the chancellor's residence by students from the Claire Trevor School of the Arts.

Other prizes will be awarded separately for each group (faculty group, staff group and student group). Prizes in each group category include:

Faculty:

  • Gift cards to The Hill (10 @ $200 each)
  • Lunch with Chancellor Drake (5)

In addition, the school with the highest faculty response rate will receive $500 toward catering by UCI Catering or the University Club. If multiple schools have the same high response rate, a random drawing will select one school to win.

Staff:

  • Gift cards to The Hill (5 @ $200 each)
  • Zot Bucks or retail gift cards (20 @ $25 each)
  • Zot Bucks or retail gift cards (50 @ $10 each)
  • Lunch with Chancellor Drake (5)

In addition, the department/unit with the highest staff response rate will receive $500 toward catering by UCI Catering or the University Club. If multiple departments/units have the same high response rate, a random drawing will select one department/unit to win. Please note department/unit for staff is based on categories in Question #39 of the survey. Small departments are grouped together into one unit for purposes of the survey.

Students:

  • Gift cards to The Hill (2 @ $500 each)
  • Zot Bucks or retail gift cards (20 @ $25 each)
  • Zot Bucks or retail gift cards (100 @ $10 each)
  • Lunch with Chancellor Drake (5)

Retail gift cards could include iTunes, Starbucks, Amazon or other retailers. Zot Bucks are accepted at the UCI bookstore (The Hill), campus restaurants and convenience stores.

Confidentiality

Each employee and student received a link with a unique identifier to access the survey. The survey was located and stored on servers maintained by the consultant, Rankin & Associates. The unique identifier was stripped from survey responses prior to sharing data with the UC. Separately, UC received a list of unique identifiers that completed the survey only for incentive drawing purposes. No data was associated with that list of unique identifiers. In addition, the consultant and UC will not report any group data for groups of fewer than five individuals because those "small cell sizes" may be small enough to compromise confidentiality. Instead, the consultant and UC will combine the groups or take other measures to eliminate any potential for demographic information to be identifiable. Additionally, any comments submitted in response to the survey were separated at the time of submission to the consultant so that they are not attributed to any individual demographic characteristics. Identifiable information submitted in qualitative comments will be redacted and UC will receive only these redacted comments. For more information on the precautions taken by UC to maintain participants' confidentiality, go to http://campusclimate.ucop.edu/faq/index.html#faq-07.

Local Work Team

Thomas Parham
Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs
Co-chair, Climate Study Local Work Team

Kirsten Quanbeck
Assistant Executive Vice Chancellor
Director, Equal Opportunity & Diversity
Co-chair, Climate Study Local Work Team

Douglas Haynes
Associate Professor, History
Director, ADVANCE Program
Co-chair, Climate Study Local Work Team

Justin Chung
President, AGS
Doctoral Student, Informatics

Traci Ishigo
President, ASUCI
Senior, Sociology Major

Ryan Cherland
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Institutional Research & Decision Support

Francis Leslie
Dean, Graduate Division
Professor, Pharmacology

Christopher Carpenter
Associate Professor, Economics/Public Policy

Judith Stepan-Norris
Professor of Sociology

Grace Tonner
Associate Dean and Professor, School of Law
Council on Faculty Welfare, Diversity and Academic Freedom Representative

Jason Valdry
Director of Technology, Claire Trevor School of the Arts
Staff Assembly Representative

Venette Van Duyn
Campus Assessment Coordinator, Department of Undergraduate Education

Cathy Lawhon
Director of Media Relations, Strategic Communications

Andrea Espy
Organizational Development Consultant, UC Irvine Medical Center Human Resources

Annie Krinsky
Operations/Compliance Manager, Campus Human Resources

Gwendolyn Black
Associate Director, Equal Opportunity & Diversity

Debbie Nielsen
Project Manager, Chancellor's Office
Staff, Climate Study Local Work Team