Campus Climate Survey
In January 2019, Coastal Carolina University students, staff and faculty were invited to participate in the first All-Campus Climate Survey to help the university better understand student, staff, and faculty perspectives and experiences related to their work and study at CCU. The University is now launching the 2023 All-Campus Climate Survey, in partnership with Skyfactor. Through this partnership, we are able to benchmark with schools to evaluate the responses.
Launched on Monday, February 6, 2023, the All-Campus Climate Survey aims to learn about our community’s perspectives and experiences related to diversity and inclusion. The data collected is being used to understand the present climate and to inform current and future decisions about supporting a diverse, inclusive, and vibrant CCU campus community. The All-Campus Climate Survey closed on February 28, 2023.
As of February 28, 2023, the following are the statistics for current submissions:
Frequently Asked Questions
When does the survey open/close and who participated?
The All-Campus Climate Survey is open February 6-28, 2023. All CCU students, staff and faculty are strongly encouraged to participate. Survey participants will be included in a random drawing for several prizes. The survey closed on February 28, 2028.
How does an individual take the survey?
An email is sent to your CCU email address from the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The link in your email is unique and cannot be forwarded to others. There will be several reminders throughout the administration period of the survey.
Is the survey anonymous or confidential?
The survey is anonymous, meaning that the project does not collect identifying information of individual subjects (e.g., names, address, email, etc.). Analyzing the data at the group level also helps to ensure that individual responses will not be linked with participants’ identities. The information available in the Skyfactor dashboard only shows if the unique link sent completed the survey or declined to complete.
How was the survey developed?
The 2019 survey was developed during the Fall 2018 semester by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, in consultation with faculty, staff, and students. Subject matter experts from the campus community and survey research experts from external consulting firms and the University’s Office of Institutional Research, Assessment and Analysis (IRAA) also collaborated on the development of the survey.
The 2023 survey is a tool developed by Skyfactor and administered to several schools.
What does the survey ask about?
The survey includes open- and closed-ended questions that provided respondents the opportunity to share their perspectives, opinions and experiences associated with diversity, inclusion and equity on campus, as well as questions about demographic and background characteristics.
What is happening after the results are submitted?
After the results are submitted, the Access, Inclusion and Diversity Council (comprised of faculty, staff and students) are working to identify key areas of strength and opportunity. The work of the AIDC will provide critical insight to the current Access, Inclusion and Diversity Strategic Plan and the incoming Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
When will the results be available and how will they be used?
The survey findings will be available in Summer/Fall 2023 and will be used to provide critical insight to the current Access, Inclusion and Diversity Strategic Plan and the incoming Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Who can I contact for questions about the survey?
Please contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (firstname.lastname@example.org).