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Study Results

Full Report released Oct. 16, 2014

Next Steps

The campus leadership has committed to the following priorities to be implemented during the 2015-2016 academic year:

  • A comprehensive workplace enhancement strategy that will include an identified place for staff to discuss and report workplace issues; opportunities, along with managerial support, for personal and professional development; and the inclusion of diversity in the evaluation and RPT processes.
  • An extended First Year Experience for new students inclusive of diversity education, respect, and civility.
  • Optimizing student services through expanding counseling and academic advisor availability.

Other efforts from the survey data will be prioritized and rolled out as resources become available.

From the Cal Poly Campus Climate Survey:


Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey. Cal Poly had a fantastic participation rate, which makes the data better and our next steps clearer.

In the event of any publication or presentation resulting from the survey, no personally identifiable information will be shared. Your confidentiality in participating will be kept to the degree permitted by the technology used (e.g., IP addresses will be stripped when the survey is submitted). No guarantees can be made regarding the interception of data sent via the Internet by any third parties; however, to avoid interception of data, the survey is run on a firewalled web server with forced 256-bit SSL security. In addition, the external consultant (Rankin & Associates) will not report any group data for groups of fewer than 5 individuals that may be small enough to compromise confidentiality. Instead, Rankin & Associates will combine the groups to eliminate any potential for demographic information to be identifiable. Please also remember that you do not have to answer any question or questions about which you are uncomfortable.

Statement of Anonymity for Comments

Upon submission, all comments from participants will be de-identified to make those comments anonymous. Thus, participant comments will not be attributable to their author nor to any demographic characteristics. However, depending on what you say, others who know you may be able to attribute certain comments to you. The anonymous comments will be analyzed by using content analysis and submitted as an appendix to the survey report. In order to give “voice” to the quantitative data, some anonymous comments may be quoted in publications related to this survey.

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