An Examination of the Learning, Living, and Working Environment at the University of Kansas

Your Voice. Your KU.

Look to your left, look to your right, look all around. What do you see? What do you hear? What do you experience? What drives you? What do you most value? These elements all form the climate of the University of Kansas. Assessing KU’s climate — how well we as an institution value others and enable their success — is crucial to our continuing improvement as an exceptional university. At the University of Kansas we seek to create an environment characterized by openness, fairness, and equal access for all students, staff, and faculty. Creating and maintaining a community environment that respects individual needs, abilities, and potential is critically important. A welcoming and inclusive campus climate 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.  

Thanks to all who participated in the university-wide Climate Survey. Data is currently being analyzed and reports will be drafted and shared with the entire University of Kansas community during Spring of 2017.

Town Hall Schedule:

KU Lawrence Campus (Lawrence and Edwards)

Climate Study Town Hall 1
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
The Commons – Spooner Hall
12:00-1:30 pm

Climate Study Town Hall 2
Wednesday March 29, 2017
The Commons – Spooner Hall
4:00-5:30 pm
Will be livestreamed

KU Medical Center (Kansas City, Salina, Wichita) 

KUMC Climate Study Town Hall
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Clendening Auditorium (KU Medical Center)
12:00-1:30 pm
ITV to  Wichita Founders Room and Salina Room 210.  Will be recorded and livestreamed.



  • Fall 2015

    Preparing the campus – education, marketing, reviewing relevant data

  • Spring 2016

    Focus groups and begin survey development

  • Summer 2016

    Complete Survey, IRB Process, and Communication Plan

  • Fall 2016

    Survey Administration and Data Analysis

  • Spring 2017

    Report Results to the campus community

  • Summer 2017

    Develop strategic action steps with the campus community

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