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Campus Climate Recommendations

To the Fisher Community:

As members of the Campus Climate Study Steering Committee we are pleased to update you on the status of the College’s climate study. The College is in the fourth phase of the climate study process as described in our strategic plan. The strategic plan states that the climate study is part of the College’s effort to strengthen our commitment to an inclusive, tolerant and diverse campus that supports student success.

We reviewed the issues identified by the climate study survey data and prioritized them to focus attention and resources on those issues which we believe will enable the College to make the greatest improvement to the campus climate as well as make measurable progress in promoting student success in an increasingly diverse environment. We share with you our list of prioritized issues and their associated recommendations to improve the campus climate. These recommendations should be integrated into the College’s overall strategic plan. In formulating our recommendations to address these prioritized issues, the Steering Committee took into account suggestions from the consultant, Robinson & Associates. We share this information with the campus community for further comment about the priorities we identified and seek feedback prior to formally submitting them to the President.

As a reminder, the President will assign responsibility to respond to the survey results and recommendations to the appropriate administrators, staff, faculty committees, and student government groups. The Senior Staff will determine how best to address the recommendations which have budgetary implications through the regular budgeting and planning processes. The Steering Committee will insure that a Recommendation Implementation Committee is constituted to monitor and follow-up on climate study recommendations during a five year period after the study’s completion. This Recommendation Implementation Committee will be charged with keeping the President, trustees and campus community informed about progress in addressing recommendations from the climate study through brief annual progress reports.


Rick DeJesús-Rueff, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs and Diversity Initiatives

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