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Pacific to survey students, staff, faculty on campus climate

Jan 7, 2015

At the beginning of the 2014-15 academic year, President Eibeck identified five Institutional Priorities to guide our work in the next 18-24 months. Two of those priorities have to do with supporting our people: Improving Student Success and Supporting Faculty and Staff Development and Engagement. As part of those goals, Pacific will launch a comprehensive survey of students, faculty and staff beginning in January 2015. The survey is intended to document satisfaction levels, issues, strengths and needs on all three of our campuses.  

"Our talented faculty and staff contribute daily to the success of our educational mission," said President Eibeck. "And our students work hard and deserve the best educational experience we can offer. This is your chance to provide specific feedback on your needs, and how we can make Pacific a great place to work and learn." 

Surveys will be sent to students, faculty and staff beginning January 26. Results will be analyzed over the summer and a report will be released to the campus community in the fall. Based on this analysis, actions will be recommended to the President and Cabinet to enhance the Pacific experience. 

All members of our campus communities are encouraged to take the time to reflect on the Pacific experience and voice their thoughts and concerns. All responses will be strictly anonymous and data will be reported in such a way as to protect the identity of respondents. 

The student and staff surveys will be administered by Noel-Levitz, a well-known consulting firm that conducts many such studies in higher-ed each year. The faculty survey will be conducted by COACHE (the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education), a research initiative at the Harvard Graduate School of Education specializing in faculty surveys. In late January, you will receive instructions on how to respond to the survey. 

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