Jun 3, 2019 | Atlanta, GA
In 2018, all undergraduate and graduate students at Georgia Tech were invited to participate in a Climate Assessment Survey to gauge the Institute’s progress on building an inclusive, supportive, and welcoming campus community.
The report from the 2018 Student Climate Assessment Survey is now available from Institute Diversity and the Office of Academic Effectiveness. The report also offers a comparison of results from the 2013 Climate Assessment Surveys providing a longitudinal perspective.
The Climate Assessment Task Force (CATF), established in Spring 2012 by Provost Rafael Bras to measure Georgia Tech’s progress towards the goals articulated in its Strategic Plan, was chaired by Vice President of Institute Diversity Archie Ervin.
“The survey results indicate that large majorities of both undergraduate and graduate respondents feel Georgia Tech provides a comfortable and inclusive environment with over 80% agreeing that Tech provides a comfortable and inclusive environment and over 85% feel that the Institute supports their academic aspirations,” Ervin said. “The surveys also reveal that student experiences vary by gender, race and ethnicity, in both positive and negative ways, which merits attention and actions to ensure an inclusive culture for all Tech students.”
In the survey, students were asked to describe the overall climate at Georgia Tech and the degree to which they feel supported by the campus community. Respondents were also asked their opinions on the value of diversity and the degree to which the Institute is committed to policies that support the principles of diversity and inclusion.
Ervin added “As the methodologist for the survey data analysis, Joe Ludlum, and the Office of Academic Effectiveness, make the presentation of data a clear and understandable analysis for everyone interested in our campus culture and climate. I think policymakers will find the data analysis crisp, concise, and useful."
To learn more and to read the complete survey reports, visit the Institute Diversity survey report website.