Take the EDIB Campus Climate Survey!
In working towards the aspirations stated in our Inclusive Excellence Vision Statement, a priority for our the Harvard Chan School is to establish a process for ongoing data collection within our community, which is needed to inform strategy and advancement of our institutional equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging activities. We will continue to work with our students, faculty, postdoctoral fellows, researchers and staff to understand their experiences, perspectives, and needs as we move forward.
Why the Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging (EDIB) Campus Climate Survey?
This survey will collect information on perceptions of institutional climate, perceptions of how the institution supports diversity efforts, and experiences with bias-related incidents and discrimination. By surveying the community periodically, we will be able to identify and monitor areas of growth, develop data-driven action steps, and track progress over time. To participate, Harvard Chan students, staff, faculty, postdocs, and researchers are asked to complete a brief, anonymous survey.
What steps are involved with the Climate Survey and afterwards?
Below is a summary of key steps associated with the EDIB Campus Climate Survey that will be implemented in Spring and Summer 2022:
Timeline of Key Steps With Survey
- Survey Distribution: March
- Data Collection Period of Data: March – April
- Data Analysis Period: April -June
- Presentation of Findings and Community Feedback: July
- Begin Action Planning Post Survey: July
Using Findings to Develop Action Steps
- Who Will Facilitate This:
- The Chief Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Officer and professional staff from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
- Other entities that will be consulted in the planning process will include the following: Dean of Faculty; Academic Department Chairs and senior administrators; Dean’s Advisory Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (DACDI); ODI Departmental Liaisons; and Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Fellows.
- When Will This Occur:
- The work of identifying and modifying action steps based on findings from the EDIB Climate Survey will occur between the period of June 15 and August 15, 2022.
- How Will It Happen:
- The Chief Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging Officer and ODI professional staff will engage with the individuals and entities listed above to review key findings and secure critical insights and feedback to inform the action planning process.
- The action planning process will entail the following:
- Using collected feedback and survey results, begin to identify general approaches and specific actions that correspond with issues reflected in key findings from the EDIB Climate Survey
- Review current action items already identified within the Strategic Implementation Plan to identify alignment or any misalignment with new findings from the EDIB Climate Survey. Modifications and adaptations will be made to existing action items highlighted in the Strategic Implementation Plan, where appropriate.
- Secure additional feedback on draft of newly identified approaches and specific actions from individuals and entities listed above
- Finalize and prioritize new action items based on findings of the survey; and reprioritize identified action items from the Strategic Implementation Plan where needed based on findings of the survey
- Finalize Signature Projects and priority action items for implementation in 2022-2023 academic year
- Collaborate with DACDI Implementation Working Group on implementation of various action items during 2022-2023 academic year
How can I stay engaged if I graduated before findings are shared?
We want to continue to get your input, and so in order to support continued engagement for students graduating in May 2022, our office will make findings and related content available on this web page, and this is in addition to communications about the EDIB Campus Climate Survey that will go directly to our alumni community. We also encourage you to provide your feedback and suggestions by sending an email to email@example.com.
What do I need to access the survey?
With the EDIB Campus Climate Survey, your email address will serve as the user ID with which you can access the climate survey, which will be administered by our partnering organization, Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS). This process will ensure that only Harvard Chan affiliated individuals can actually access and complete the survey. HEDS will receive the data and will only share aggregate and de-identified data with us.
How can I provide feedback to the School about my experience?
To provide feedback on your own experiences at Harvard Chan, please contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at firstname.lastname@example.org.