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

What's Next

A KU working group first identified a need to conduct a climate survey in 2014. Since then, KU has brought together a broad cross section of students, staff and faculty who represent of all of the university's campuses. This steering committee identified and hired Rankin and Associates Consulting to lead the campus climate survey. Rankin and Associates has met with the steering committee and will returned several times in spring 2016. They conducted small group conversations with KU staff, students and faculty. This summer, they worked with the steering committee to finish the survey and submit it for review through the Institutional Review Board, a standard process in research projects to ensure ethical considerations are met. The survey opened on Sept. 13 and ran until Oct. 14. Data is currently being analyzed and reports will be drafted and shared in Spring of 2017. 


Fall-Winter, 2016-2017: Data analysis 

Spring 2017: Announce results and share reports with the campus community

Summer 2017: Development of strategic action steps based on the survey results

Next Steps

Report-Back Presentation Schedule:

KU Lawrence Campus (Lawrence and Edwards)

Presentation 1 – Faculty and Staff
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Alderson Auditorium – Kansas Union
12:00-1:30 pm

Presentation 2 – Students
Wednesday March 29, 2017
Alderson Auditorium – Kansas Union
3:00-4:30 pm

Will be 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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