4. How is the climate survey different from other assessments that have recently been done? | Kent State University

4. How is the climate survey different from other assessments that have recently been done?

How is the climate survey different from other assessments that have recently been done at Kent State University such as the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) survey, Great Colleges to Work For survey, National Survey of Student Engagement, etc.?

There are three primary differences. First, this is the only assessment that focuses on university climate; while other assessments may ask occasional climate-related questions, they are not comprehensive climate assessments. Second, this assessment involves gathering input from all students, faculty and staff rather than focusing on just one or two groups.  This will allow us to understand climate from various perspectives on campus. Finally, the assessment is being conducted across all of the Kent State campuses, providing a comprehensive analysis of the university.