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Campus Climate Project

Now that the results of the Campus Climate Survey have been presented, it’s time to take action to improve the overall atmosphere on campus. View the complete Campus Climate Report

All students, faculty and staff may participate in a series of forums designed to identify two or three key actions that can be accomplished in the coming year. 

Forums will be held:

  • 11 a.m. Nov. 12
  • 9 a.m. Nov. 13
  • 9:30 a.m. Nov. 14
  • 2 p.m. Dec. 3
  • 1 p.m. Dec. 4

All forums will be held in Eberly Hall, Room 115. 

Project purpose

The purpose of the project is to provide important information about the climate at California University and to enable Cal U to improve the environment for working, living, and learning. This information will be used in conjunction with other data to provide Cal U with an inclusive view of the institution.

In an effort to gather a variety of data and assess the climate for Cal U, an external consulting firm, Rankin & Associates Consulting, has been secured to implement a Campus Climate and Community Survey. 

Rankin & Associates has extensive experience conducting educational and institutional climate assessments and developing strategic planning initiatives based on those assessments.

Projected outcomes

  • Cal U will add to its knowledge of how all constituent groups (faculty, staff, students and administrators) experience and perceive the climate for living, learning, and working at the institution and how the community responds to them (e.g. governance issues, pedagogy, curricular issues, professional development, inter-group/intra-group relations, respect issues, etc.)
  • Cal U will develop specific objectives and action plans to address institutional changes and cultural shifts.

Project phases

Phase I: Initial Proposal Meetings

Phase II: Assessment Tool Development, Communication Plan, IRB Proposal

  • Development of assessment tool 
  • Development of communications plan for the assessment
  • Development of an Institutional Review Board (IRB) proposal

Phase III: Survey Implementation & Data Analysis

  • Survey administration (design, methods, sampling) and monitoring
  • Data coding and database management
  • Data analysis (descriptive statistics, frequency tables) as deemed appropriate by Rankin & Associates

Phase IV: Development and Presentation of Report

  • Development of report (executive summary, data presentation and report findings)
  • Presentation of final report to the Cal U campus community


Participation graph.


Invitation to participate from Acting President Geraldine M. Jones

Meet the project consultants

Rankin & Associates Consulting

Proposal Presentation

Click the document above to view Rankin & Associates' proposal to the Cal U community.