Climate Survey 2021

Climate Survey Conversations were held in Spring 2022 to discuss results of the departmental Climate Survey conducted in Spring 2021.
DIB Committee Co-Chairs, Liz Phelps and George Alvarez, along with Department Chair, Matt Nock, shared survey results with members of the community and asked for feedback in an effort to identify primary areas of focus going forward. Focus areas were identified as follows.
  1. Diversifying our Faculty
  2. Rebuilding Community after COVID-19
  3. Implementing a Multi-Mentor Model for Graduate Students
  4. Updating & Improving the Proseminar
  5. Identifying Standards & Mechanisms for Reporting Incivility 
The DIB Committee has been charged with taking next steps, and efforts to improve the Department in these areas of interest are already underway.
Questions or comments about the report or the climate conversations may be directed to Liz Phelps (, George Alvarez (, or Matt Nock (
Complete results of the Spring 2021 Climate Survey may be found here.
Climate Survey Conversations were held as follows.
Research and Administrative Staff
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 @ 12-1pm
Held via Zoom
Ladder and Non-Ladder Faculty
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 @ 3-4pm
William James Hall B1
Postdocs and Research Associates
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 @ 4-5pm
William James Hall B1
Grad Students
Friday, April 1, 2022 @ 12-1pm
William James Hall B1