ALLWE

Assessment of the Living, Learning, and Working Environment (ALLWE) in EMS

Overview of the ALLWE survey

  • What: a 20–30 minute confidential survey of EMS students, staff, and faculty
  • Why: to give EMS valuable insight into creating a more welcoming and inclusive environment
  • When: October 23 to November 30

EMS seeks to be an environment …

  • Characterized by openness, fairness, and equal access for all students, staff, and faculty
  • Grounded in mutual respect, nurtured by dialogue, and evidenced by a pattern of civil interaction
  • That respects individual needs, abilities, and potential

The survey is...

  • Confidential
  • Designed to provide information about both positive and challenging aspects of the environment in EMS
  • An opportunity to share

Survey confidentiality

  • Rankin & Associates administer the survey and analyze the data
  • Results are reported in group form only
  • Individuals are not identifiable (device name, IP address & location removed)
  • Participation is voluntary
  • Every question need not be answered
  • The survey is taken in one sitting
  • Raffle prizes are administered separately from the survey to protect anonymity

Action items

Dear College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Community member:

In the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, we seek to create an environment characterized by openness, fairness, and equal access for all students, staff, and faculty. A welcoming and inclusive campus environment is grounded in mutual respect, nurtured by dialogue, evidenced by a pattern of civil interaction, and is one of the foundations of our educational model. Creating and maintaining a community environment that respects individual needs, abilities, and potential is critically important. 

During 2018-19, the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences will undertake a vital and relevant assessment of the environment for living, learning, and working. This is our chance to make a difference in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ future, our opportunity to make positive, lasting changes, and our time to help create a more inclusive campus. To ensure full transparency and to provide a more complete perspective, we have contracted with Rankin & Associates Consulting to help lead this effort. Rankin & Associates has conducted more than 170 campus climate assessment projects during the last 20 years.

A team from Rankin & Associates will be working with a committee of students, staff, and faculty from the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences to develop and implement the assessment. The results will better enable us to not only develop programs and policies that will increase inclusivity in areas which are shown to be problematic, but also enhance and replicate programs and policies in areas which are shown to be successfully meeting the needs of the community.

I hope that you will join me in supporting this important project.

Sincerely,

Dean Lee Kump

The ALLWE drawing will be giving away the following items:

6 EMS quarter-zip fleece sweatshirts($45 value)
(colors may vary)
Quarter zip
10 EMS coffee mugs ($8 value) EMS mug
4 Downtown State College gift certificates ($75 value) Gift card
100 Creamery gift certificates ($3.75 value) creamery gift card

February - March 2018

  • Initial meeting with Climate Study Working Group (CSWG)
  • Plan Focus Groups

April - May 2018

  • Conduct Focus Groups
  • Begin survey development

June - August 2018

  • Complete survey
  • Develop Marketing/ Communication Plan
  • IRB application/ approval

October 2018

  • Survey starts - October 23, 2018

November – December 2018

  • Survey ends - November 30, 2018

January-April 2019

  • Data analysis
  • Report Development

March - April 2019

  • Results Presentation

May - July

  • Development of Actions
  • Rachel Conaway, Alumni Relations and Stewardship Officer, John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering
  • Patricia Craig, Director of Marketing and Communications, Office of the Dean
  • Liam Cummings, Undergraduate student, Energy Engineering
  • Chris Forest, Professor of Climate Dynamics, Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
  • Chris Fowler, Associate Professor of Geography, Department of Geography
  • Michael Gordon, Academic Adviser, Ryan Family Student Center, Office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
  • Liz Hajek, Associate Professor of Geosciences, Department of Geosciences
  • Bernd Haupt, Associate Research Professor, Earth and Environmental Systems Institute
  • Carolynne Hultquist, Ph.D. student, Geography
  • Brandi Kamermans, Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Geosciences
  • JoAnn Lehtihet, Administrative Supoprt Assistant, Department of Geosciences
  • Rosie Long, Executive Manager, Office of the Dean
  • John Mauro, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Joel Morrison, Senior Research Associate, EMS Energy Institute
  • Ray Najjar, Professor of Oceanography, Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
  • Vivian Rennie, Undergraduate student, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
  • Kelly Rhoades, Administrative Support Coordinator, EMS Energy Institute
  • Victoria Sanchez, Associate Dean for Educational Equity, Office of the Associate Dean of Educational Equity
  • Jamesa Stokes, Ph.D. student, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Jane Sutterlin, Lecturer/Learning Designer, John A. Dutton e-Education Institute

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