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K-State Today

September 1, 2015



University Climate Survey Action Item sessions

By Ruth Dyer and Tom Vontz

This is a reminder to register for the University Climate Survey Action Item sessions. These formal sessions will allow the university community to suggest possible action items in response to the results of the climate survey conducted last fall.

Sessions have been scheduled for the week of Sept. 14-18 in the K-State Student Union as well as on the K-State Salina and K-State Olathe campus. In addition, an online session will be available for those who are not able to attend a face-to-face session. General university sessions will be at all three campuses and online. Constituent group sessions also will be on the Manhattan campus. The constituent groups are faculty, unclassified professional staff, university support staff, students and diversity.

Individuals who wish to participate are asked to register to attend a particular general university or constituent group session. Registration will be open until noon Friday, Sept. 4.

If all of the scheduled general university or constituent group sessions fill, additional general university sessions will be opened, as needed, to accommodate those on the waiting list. To ensure robust participation, any session with fewer than 10 people registered will be cancelled. Those registrants will be notified by Tuesday, Sept. 8, and given the opportunity to register for any of the additional general university sessions that are opened, if there are people on the waiting list.

The suggested action items from all of the sessions will be compiled, and a recommendation from the University Climate Survey Committee will be made to the president and provost that will include the most frequently mentioned action items.

The committee recognizes there will be actions that can be undertaken this academic year, and there will be others that will require longer-term strategies and resources to be developed. The president and provost will work with the governance councils and university leadership to identify those priority action items that can be implemented during the 2015-2016 academic year.

We hope you will be able to join us for one of these sessions. If you are not able to attend, you may still submit suggested action items via the website until Sept. 18. We look forward to working with you on this next phase of the University Climate Survey Process.

Ruth Dyer and Tom Vontz
Co-chairs, University Climate Survey Committee