“Strengths considered by the workgroup were the thorough definitions of climate terms throughout the surveys, making it easier for participants to understand the questions being asked, a unique bank of questions around safety and campus police, and that the Viewfinder® surveys were recently administered to five other CSU campuses making the survey ideal for benchmarking. The instruments also aligned well with the Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan overall. The workgroup concluded that from the three faculty survey options reviewed by the committee, the Viewfinder” instruments addressed the most holistic view of campus climate in comparison to the HERI Staff Climate Survey and HEDS.”

— California State University San Marcos

 

What are Viewfinder survey respondents saying?

“I am glad that this survey was made and encouraged. I think diversity is an important and vital issue to address and consider on our campus. Thank you for making this a priority.”
— Student 

“This was a great survey. The more we know, the more we can aid in providing peaceful and inclusive change for all.”
— Student 

“It made me feel like our university cares about diversity and inclusion, and that’s important to me.”
— Faculty Member

“Thank you for putting this survey together. I appreciate being part of a team that cares and desires feedback from each employee.”
— Staff Member

“I’m glad that this survey was created so that important issues could be addressed.”
— Student 

“Great survey and I believe it covered a lot of areas of concern.”
— Student 

“This is one of the best designed surveys I’ve taken in a long time.”
— Faculty Member

“I think this survey was very well done! It asked a lot of great questions and ones that made me think about our school in a different light.”
— Staff Member

“Thank you for taking the time to reach out to the student body about these questions.”
— Student 

“So glad that I’m finally able to express my opinion honestly and in a safe place. Change desperately needs to happen on this campus.”
— Student 

“Perhaps some positive changes can occur through the campus climate survey.”
— Faculty Member

“Thank you! My hope is this type of survey will become a regular practice for our campus.”
— Staff Member

“This survey is very much needed. I hope diversity becomes a recognizable part of campus life and inclusion.”
— Student