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 Study Survey.

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

Edwards Campus faculty and staff are invited to join their colleagues in the BEST building, room 235 to watch the livestream. 


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

Both sessions 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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