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 Medical Center

KUMC Report Back session date is coming soon. ITV and livestream will be available. 

KU Lawrence Campus (Lawrence and Edwards)

Thank you for learning more about how members of the KU community experience our various campuses.

The Executive Summary for Lawrence and Edwards campus provides an overview of responses from the fall 2016 survey. 

The 600+ page Full Report for Lawrence and Edwards campus provides all of the responses from the fall 2016 survey.

The Full Presentation for Lawrence and Edwards campus from the March 29th, 2017 sessions provides an overview of the results from the fall 2016 survey.

The KUMC report will be posted online soon. 





  • 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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