Proof of survey completion gives you the chance to win one of the following incentives:

  • Hannah’s gift certificates
  • Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS) tickets
  • Murchison Performing Arts Center tickets
  • Personal tour of Peterbilt Motors' facilities
  • Dallas Cowboys tickets
  • Lunch with President Neal Smatresk
  • Dallas Stars tickets
  • Campus parking passes

More incentives to come! Check back for more updates.

In addition to a customized survey tool for UNT students, climate survey planning benefitted from UNT student involvement along the way:

  • Planning Committee: Students Lisa Umeh and Barrett Cole provided their leadership on the Climate Survey Planning Committee.
  • Logo: The climate survey logo was designed by UNT student Korinne West.
  • Social Media: A social media strategy was created by students of UNT’s American Marketing Association.
  • Video Editing: Master’s student Lia McChane edited the videos from UNT faculty, staff, and students sharing their perspectives on why the survey is important. The videos will also be featured in the social media campaign.
  • Student Organizations: Various student organizations will be engaged as partners to encourage students to participate.

Along with gathering these valuable perspectives, the planning committee and its partners in UNT Advancement have secured incentives for students.

Follow us on social media for the latest incentive information at #IncludeMeUNT!
The climate survey will be sent to students’ UNT email address, and you must complete the survey to be eligible for the incentives. Students will also be contacted at their UNT email address regarding incentive win notification. Students who cannot be contacted through their UNT email will forfeit their chances to win.

Customized survey tools were created for faculty, staff, and administrators to address their perspectives and respective roles. Results will be disaggregated by division , and data insights will be presented with both strengths and areas for growth.

How is this different from the Gallup and COACHE Surveys?

The Gallup Survey and COACHE survey (Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) are different than a climate survey on inclusion. While these tools measure job satisfaction and employee and faculty engagement, the climate survey will ask questions specifically related to diversity and inclusion, fairness and equity, and support for building capacity towards an intentionally inclusive institution. Much like the Gallup and COACHE, the data will create a baseline for comparison to develop actionable items and work in tandem with other surveys. Faculty survey questions were compared to the COACHE survey to avoid question duplication. The data will be compared with the COACHE survey results to identify additional insights related to faculty engagement.

How will my anonymity be protected?

The climate survey will be distributed by Survey Monkey to your UNT email address. Respondents will be sent the appropriate constituent-specific tool (i.e. faculty, staff, student, or administrator) based upon university data. Respondents should answer the survey based upon their primary role with the university – i.e. if you are a full-time employee but a part-time student, respondents should answer the employee tool.

To qualify for incentives, respondents must complete the survey and then will be directed into a separate Qualtrics survey that will collect their contact information for the purpose of collecting incentives. You must complete the survey in order to qualify for the incentive.

How will I know if I won an incentive?

Once you have completed the survey, have come out of Survey Monkey, and have entered into the Qualtrics tool, you will be asked to provide your UNT contact information (ex. UNT email, phone and employee ID). Incentive eligibility is forfeited if a respondent cannot be reached via email after 3 attempts.

How do the results affect me?

UNT’s first-ever climate survey will provide a division-based “snapshot” of faculty, staff, student, and administrator perspectives. It will also capture perceptions and experiences of diversity, inclusion, harassment, and equity. Demographic questions asked in the survey will provide greater insights regarding student and employee experiences. Themes and trends identified in the survey will result in the creation of focus groups to collect more information.

How are “staff” and “administrators” defined?

“Administrators” for the purpose of the climate survey are those whose employee classification are Executive/Administration/Managerial. All other employees will receive either the faculty or staff survey according to their job code.

Staff Spanish Surveys

While UNT was the first-ever Viewfinder survey client requesting its surveys be translated into Spanish, only the staff survey will be available in Spanish because of the unique customization the tool. The Division of Institutional Equity and Diversity will identify bi-lingual volunteers to help Spanish-speaking staff who may have limited computer proficiency (as was provided for the Gallup Survey) to encourage broad participation. Spanish responses will be translated into English and incorporated with the rest of the staff responses.

Stay tuned for more information about how you can help.

 

In the fall of 2018 from October 29 to November 16, the University of North Texas will distribute its first ever campus-wide climate survey to identify strengths and opportunities related to diversity, equity and inclusion to all faculty, staff, students and administrators. The survey will also be available in Spanish, and will serve as a blueprint for future diversity, equity and inclusion efforts for the university.

Constituent-specific surveys will be distributed via UNT email to faculty, staff, students and administrators with questions collecting data about their specific experiences. Incentives will be provided to increase participation, and respondent anonymity will be protected.

Why are we conducting this survey?

As we continue to grow, inclusion has become an increasingly integral focal point for the University of North Texas due both to its changing demographics as an emerging Minority Serving Institution (MSI) with nearly 50% students of color and our emerging status as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), currently with approximately 22% Latinx students. UNT will assess our existing policies, programs, practices and people to determine whether current approaches effectively serve these students, and the faculty and staff that support them.

UNT also seeks to create a diverse and inclusive working environment where all employees - regardless of identity, rank or status - can be fully engaged. The resulting data will be used to create a strategic plan for diversity and inclusion that will guide our efforts for the coming years as we strive to become one of the greatest places to work, learn and grow.

Planning Committee and Timeline
The Climate Survey Planning Committee has representation from faculty, staff, students and administrators across the campus appointed by the UNT President’s Cabinet. Beginning in the fall of 2017, the planning committee worked collaboratively across three subcommittees: marketing, incentives and distribution – to actualize the climate survey’s goal of awareness, engagement, and action.

Using the Viewfinder survey tool as a guide, the planning committee sought input from faculty, staff, students, and administrators to create surveys unique to UNT’s needs. Leading the charge as the first institution to request that the survey tool be translated into Spanish, UNT will provide assistance to Spanish-speaking employees (as with the Gallup Survey) so they are also able to provide their perspectives through the climate survey tool.

What's Next?
After the survey is distributed October 29 – November 16, quantitative data will be analyzed to determine whether qualitative data is needed via focus groups. Such groups will be conducted in the spring of 2019, after which the development of UNT’s strategic plan for diversity, equity, and inclusion will begin. Survey data and the strategic plan will be shared in the Fall of 2019, and recommendations regarding UNT’s infrastructure of policies, programs, practices and people will be made in alignment with the survey data.

Stay tuned to this page for updates and follow us on social media at #IncludeMeUNT! For information about the climate survey, contact climate.survey@unt.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

How will my anonymity be protected?

The climate survey will be distributed by Survey Monkey, and respondents will be sent the appropriate constituent-specific tool (i.e. faculty, staff, student, or administrator) based upon university data requests. Respondents should answer the survey based upon their primary role with the university – i.e. if you are a full-time employee but a part-time student, respondents should answer the employee tool.

To qualify for incentives, respondents must complete the survey and then will be directed into a separate Qualtrics survey that will collect their contact information for the purpose of collecting incentives. You must complete the survey in order to qualify for the incentive.

How will I know if I won an incentive?

Once you have completed the survey, come out of the Survey Monkey platform, and entered into the Qualtrics tool, you will be asked to provide your UNT contact information (ex. UNT email, phone and employee ID). Incentive eligibility is forfeited if a respondent cannot be reached via UNT email after 3 attempts.

How do the results affect me?

UNT’s first-ever climate survey will provide a division-based “snapshot” of faculty, staff, student, and administrator perspectives, perceptions, and experiences of diversity, inclusion, harassment, and equity . The data will be disaggregated by various demographics asked in the survey to provide greater insights regarding student and employee experiences. Themes and trends identified in the survey will result in the creation of focus groups to collect more information.

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