Campus Community Invited to a Town Hall Discussion on Climate Survey Report

Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Excellence and Equity Yolanda Moses will moderate the event on May 28

Yolanda Moses

UC Riverside has long been acknowledged as a nationwide leader in campus diversity.

When the results of the UC Systemwide Campus Climate Survey were released, Chancellor Kim Wilcox charged the UC Riverside Campus Climate work group, chaired by Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Excellence and Equity Yolanda Moses, to analyze survey results so that  UCR can continue to be recognized for its commitment to excellence and inclusion.

Moses is leading a committee process to make recommendations to the chancellor about how to make sure the campus is doing everything it can to provide a climate of respect. In line with this, she will moderate at a town hall event about the results of the recent Climate Survey from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, in Room 1002 of the CHASS Interdisciplinary building. The entire campus community is invited.

Sue Rankin, the consultant designer of the climate survey, will be on hand at the town hall to go over the survey results and to put UCR’s results in a national context.  “She will focus on what we can do to make this a stronger institution,” Moses said.

Rankin has conducted campus climate surveys at more than 70 colleges and universities across the nation. She is a senior research associate in the Center for the Study of Higher Education and associate professor of education in the College Student Affairs Program at Pennsylvania State University.

Rankin has presented and published widely on the impact of sexism, racism and heterosexism in the academy and in intercollegiate athletics. Her current research focuses on the assessment of institutional climate and providing program planners and policymakers with recommended strategies to improve the campus climate for underserved communities.

“We need to incorporate some of these suggestions into our campus policies and operations,” Moses said. “If you have a suggestion, I would love to hear them at the town hall.”

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