The survey is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated!


You can download (but not print) an executive summary and the report in color and in greyscale:?


Survey results have been compiled and analyzed, and findings will be issued on Wednesday, September 30. Please mark your calendars for one of two virtual presentations that day:

  • Presentation 1: 11?a.m.-12:30 p.m.

  • Presentation 2: 4-5:30 p.m

From the President

February 25, 2020

Dear F&M Community,

Last semester, we officially closed the first comprehensive survey of F&M’s campus climate, which invited faculty, professional staff, and students to comment on matters relating to diversity, inclusion, and other factors affecting the overall atmosphere on campus. The survey was conducted by Rankin & Associates, a leader in the field of campus climate studies. We are delighted to report an overall response rate of 48%. Thank you again to every participant!?

We are now building the survey results into a preliminary report in collaboration with Rankin. Later, we will also use the raw data to perform further analyses on our own. Those projects will be completed by Alan Caniglia, vice president for strategic initiatives, along with Christine Alexander, director of institutional research, in collaboration with senior staff and other colleagues.?

It’s important that we take our time in this analysis phase, but we are on track to share our findings with the entire F&M community before the end of the semester. Please plan to join us for one of the following all-campus forums (locations to be announced):

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

  • Public Presentation 1: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Public Presentation 2: 4-5:30?p.m.

After we have received the data, learned the trends and areas of highest need, and shared the findings, we will put together a committee to develop and implement action items that emerge from the report.?

The survey and the progress it will help us make are big steps forward in our efforts to build a learning environment of mutual respect, open dialogue, and equal access. My sincere appreciation to everyone who worked so hard to bring us to this point.

—Barbara Altmann

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