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2013 Campus Climate Survey Report available online

The Gallaudet Campus Climate Survey has been administered every spring since it was developed in 2007.

Executive Summary of the 2013 Campus Climate Survey:

  • 42% response rate; highest response rate in five years.
  • Faculty and professional staff continue to have the highest response rate (over 50%); administrators and staff continue to respond at a lower rate (20%-35%).
  • A relatively equal number of deaf/hard of hearing and hearing respond to the survey
  • Overall, results show the campus is not as positive as last year, but still more positive than the results from 2009-2011.
  • There were noticeable drops in responses in the area of freedom to express diverse perspectives, and a sense that the university takes a proactive and coordinated approach to resolving problems.
  • Respondents also expressed concerns regarding communication and other issues of transparency.
  • The most positive statements overall were:

My immediate supervisor is accessible and receptive to input.
Events accessible through ASL and English

  • The most negative statement overall was:

Favoritism doesn't occur in the operation of the University.

  • Open-ended questions received a variety of responses about what employees appreciate and would like to improve about Gallaudet University.
  • The top item that employees appreciate about the University is the sense of campus community and collegiality.
  • The top item that employees want to improve about Gallaudet is employment, salaries, and benefits.

For more information and to read the entire report, please go to: www.gallaudet.edu/office_of_academic_quality/institutional_research/gu_campus_climate_survey.html

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