Assessing Climate

Campus climate assessment in higher education measures the extent to which all students, faculty, staff, and visitors—regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability—feel welcomed, valued, and supported in their work, studies, or research.

A variety of climate surveys, methods, and other tools are available to institutions of higher education. The degree to which all students feel safe to express their opinions and pursue their interests lives at the core of a safe and supportive learning environment.


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Compiles news articles and other resources that detail the latest trends and insights pertaining to diversity in higher education. Contains blogs, downloads, and exclusive content from The Chronicle of Higher Education that are responsive to a range of perspectives that shape campus life, including race and ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, and sexual orientation.

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