1. Why is ECU conducting a climate survey and what is the scope of Project ECYou?
The ultimate goal is to create an environment where all faculty, staff, students, alumni and visitors feel appreciated, invited and welcomed.
Thus, we must assess the climate to understand how the university climate is perceived and experienced. The project will be completed through a variety of elements/activities. The project will have four main elements and each element will have a variety of activities. Element one includes information sharing forums, element two includes focus groups, element three includes a campus climate survey and element four includes employee exit interviews and grievance data.
2. How is Project ECYou connected to the strategic plan of the institution?
Those connections are listed below:
3. Who is being surveyed?
All ECU students, faculty, staff.
4. What are the key areas the survey focuses on?
The key areas vary from safety to diversity to wellness and work/life balance.
5. What methodology was used to design and administer the survey?
a. Survey instrument
b. Sample collection
c. Special accommodations
6. What about qualitative data?
As a complement to the climate survey, separate focus groups of students, faculty, and staff will be conducted to capture qualitative data.
7. Once all the results are received, what's next?
The results will be analyzed by the Center for Survey Research and shared with the Chancellor, Executive Cabinet, Faculty Senate, Staff Senate and key stakeholder groups. Preliminary priority areas of action will be identified and shared with the campus for feedback.
A project sponsored by the Office for Equity and Diversity
The responses to this survey will be anonymous due to the use of the option available to "Anonymize Responses" through Qualtrics. The use of this option will automatically remove all personally identifiable information such as, but not limited to, names and IP address. To read more about the anonymity function available through Qualtrics, click here.
Individuals in need of accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act in order to participate in the survey should contact the Department for Disability Support Services at (252) 737-1016 or email your request to Dssdept@ecu.edu.