2020 Campus Climate Survey Report
In Spring 2020, Stetson University conducted a Campus Climate Survey of students, faculty and staff at its DeLand campus and at the College of Law in Gulfport and Tampa Law Center. The survey was conducted by Pryor Education Insights, a national higher education research firm, and results have been compiled into two reports. Each report is accompanied by a Climate Report Summary. The 2020 survey is a follow up to the original Campus Climate Survey conducted by Stetson in 2016.
Inclusive and Transparent Communication Working Group
The Inclusive and Transparent Communication Working Group was charged with reviewing Stetson University's external and internal communication and making recommendations.
- Read the Final Recommendations Report (May 3, 2021)
Before we submit our recommendations to the President's Cabinet, we offer this draft to the Stetson community - to be as transparent as possible about our process and our recommendations and to get your thoughts.
We welcome your feedback about what's here or what may still be missing. We promise to take all feedback into account as we work toward a final draft, which will be submitted by May 1, 2021, which is why we need feedback by April 22, 2021.
- Read the Draft Recommendations Report (April 9, 2021)
DeLand Campus Climate Webinar
Rolks Report Live: Campus Climate Webinar, Spring 2021 Update
April 15, 2021
We continue to honor our commitment to our campus community to focus on issues of race and inclusion at Stetson University. President Christopher F. Roellke, PhD, held a Campus Climate report update on progress and work to date, and plans for moving the university forward in Fall 2021. The webinar included progress reports and discussions with the co-chairs of the three working groups: Stetson Culture, Inclusive and Transparent Communication, and the Relationship between Stetson and DeLand. The webinar will include updates from the president on the President’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Group and progress on the President’s Cabinet commitments.
Stetson Culture Co-Chairs
- Sven Smith, PhD, associate professor of sociology
- Carmen Johnson, director of Diversity Initiatives and Recruitment, College of Law
Relationship between Stetson and DeLand Co-Chairs
- Savannah-Jane Griffin, executive director of Community Engagement and Inclusive Excellence
- Bud Hanson,assistant professor of practice and executive director of Professional and Corporate Education
Inclusive and Transparent Communication Co-Chairs
- Andy Dehnart, visiting assistant professor of communications and media studies
- Lisa Diliberto, director of Communications and Marketing, College of Law
Past DeLand Campus Climate Webinars
Campus Climate Open Forum Webinar 2
Oct. 29, 2020
We heard from our campus community about the timing and dates of our planned open forums to discuss issues of race and inclusion at Stetson University. We have been discussing appropriate formats and platforms for these events and scheduled two events for October. President Christopher F. Roellke, PhD, led two Campus Climate Open Forums on Thursday, Oct. 15, 6-7 p.m. and Thursday, Oct. 29, 6-7 p.m. These open forums addressed the many upcoming opportunities the Stetson community will have together to discuss race and Campus Climate issues with the community.
Campus Climate Open Forum Webinar 1
Oct. 15, 2020
Held a few weeks earlier, the first Campus Climate Open Forum was for students, faculty and staff. Moderator: Harry Price, PhD, associate professor for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and faculty director for the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence This Zoom meeting allowed participants to see and hear from each other. To protect the security of the event, and based on recommendations from our information security office, we limited participation to those with a Stetson.edu email address. Students, faculty and staff were encouraged to submit questions, comments and suggestions for the open forum in advance through an online form.
During the forum, President Roellke announced the formation of three working groups to address critical issues raised by the Campus Climate Survey, and called for student, faculty and staff participation. To participate or learn more about the working groups, visit the Campus Climate Participation Form.
Special President's Webinar: Campus Climate Report
Sept. 17, 2020
The DeLand report is available below. The report and its contents are part of a special weekly update with President Christopher F. Roellke, PhD, Lua Hancock, vice president of Campus Life and Student Success, Michèle Alexandre, dean, College of Law and John Pryor, CEO of Pryor Education Insights recorded on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 4-5:30 p.m.
College of Law Campus Climate Webinar
Sept. 22, 2020
A similar survey completed at the Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport and Tampa Law Center was presented to the College of Law community at a webinar hosted by Dean Michèle Alexandre. The webinar included John Pryor, CEO of Pryor Education Insights on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 5-6:30 p.m.
Additionally, students, faculty and staff can submit suggestions and questions through this online form.