As a university, we share a deep commitment to integrating inclusive excellence into all aspects of university operations and fostering a welcoming community that enables all members to thrive. Achieving inclusive excellence requires a cycle of transparent evaluation and continuous improvement to ensure that UB continues to be a diverse and inclusive community. To this end, UB conducted a Campus Culture Survey of UB students, faculty, staff and administrators across all three campuses in spring 2019.
Conducted by the Office of Inclusive Excellence, the wide-ranging Campus Culture Survey was developed in collaboration with the assessment and benchmarking education technology firm Skyfactor. The survey took about 15 minutes to complete and responses were completely anonymous.
The survey was designed to measure the inclusiveness of UB’s academic environment. It was administered in two rounds:
UB will use Campus Culture Survey data to establish university priorities and target policy and program improvements in areas that enhance inclusive excellence. In addition, the survey will contribute to ongoing facilitated campus conversations related to balancing academic freedom, freedom of expression and inclusivity.
They received a secure, individualized link to the survey in an email from Skyfactor prior to the beginning of the the survey. No action was required to receive this secure link.
Survey participation was completely voluntary, and individuals had the right to not answer specific questions or discontinue the survey at any time. However, UB strongly urged all students, faculty, staff and administrators to complete the survey.
The survey was administered by Skyfactor to ensure the complete anonymity of all participants. The survey was 100% anonymous. Upon completion of each survey, respondents clicked a link sending it directly to Skyfactor.
Contact the Office of the Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence at firstname.lastname@example.org