Inclusive Excellence

Inclusive Campus Survey

To take the survey, please click on the link in the email that Viewfinder sent you on Monday, Feb. 22.

The Inclusive Campus Survey launched on Monday, February 22 when our campus partner, Viewfinder, emailed students, faculty and staff with a link to the survey, which is confidential and should take 15 to 20 minutes to complete. We hope you will participate in it. By doing so, you will inform and guide the policies and programs that affect your daily life and also help to identify and dismantle barriers to accessibility and inclusivity. Your response will play an essential role in enhancing your own experience and in building a better Cal Poly Pomona.

Virtual Background

Once you take the survey, make sure to download this virtual background to announce that you shared your view—and encourage others to share theirs too.

Prize Drawing

Upon completing the survey, you will be able to enter your CPP email address into a random drawing for the following prizes:

  • For Students
    • Two Lenovo IdeaPad Laptops, two grad packs, two gift packs from the Farm Store, Bronco Bucks and e-books of “The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias” by Dolly Chugh
  • For Faculty and Staff
    • Four gift packs from the Farm Store and 25 e-books of “The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias” by Dolly Chugh
  • For Administrators
    • 25 e-books of “The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias” by Dolly Chugh

Winners will be drawn after the close of the survey in March and informed via their CPP email.

Timeline

  • Survey opens: February 22
  • Survey closes: March 19
  • Survey results will be published in May.
  • Ongoing analysis will be done throughout summer.
  • Additional findings will be published in fall 2021.

Steering Committee

The steering committee for this survey is made up of the members the Inclusive Excellence Council.

FAQs

Understanding our campus climate is an important step toward ensuring our institution’s future success. The Inclusive Campus survey is designed to help us measure and assess both our strengths and weaknesses around diversity and inclusion for students, faculty, staff and administrators. The survey results will provide insight into what shapes the experiences and perceptions of the entire Cal Poly Pomona community, with a focus on the experiences of historically underrepresented individuals and groups on campus, to help us create an environment where everyone feels safe, welcome, valued and respected.

Cal Poly Pomona has contracted with the third-party vendor Viewfinder to conduct the survey. The Viewfinder® survey was created by a highly trusted source for diversity and inclusion information in higher education, INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

Viewfinder® is one of the most comprehensive survey instruments in higher education. Viewfinder surveys dig deep to assess matters of access, equity and inclusion across all campus populations. This survey enables us to gather meaningful data necessary to enact impactful change on our campus in an effort to be more diverse and inclusive.

The questions were developed by the survey vendor, Viewfinder, with campus specific customizations made by the Office of Inclusive Excellence and Diversity and the survey steering committee, the Inclusive Excellence Council.

The survey should take between 15 and 20 minutes to complete. 

No, you do not have to answer every question.  You may skip questions you are not comfortable answering.

As the link is unique to each individual, you have the option to start the survey, stop and resume at a later time. Just be sure to complete the survey before it closes on Friday, March 19.

The Inclusive Campus Survey is a population survey. It will be sent to all current Cal Poly Pomona students, faculty, staff and administrators. In a sample survey, data is collected from a random subset of the population. Random sampling surveys may “miss” particular populations where numbers are very small (e.g., Native American students). Our goal is to collect as much information as possible from the entire campus community, which will give us more data from which to identify priorities.

A confidential survey means that individual data will not be reported. Survey data is only shared in aggregate (in large groups or units, not as single individuals).

Confidential means although participants may provide personally identifying information, the connection between the participant and the results is not shared. Anonymity means the individual’s responses cannot be linked to their identity in any way. When a survey is confidential, aggregate and not individual data is reported.

Anyone who completes the survey may opt into a drawing for prizes. After submitting the survey, you will have the opportunity to enter your email address to be entered in the drawing. That email address, separate from your survey responses, will be used for the purposes of the drawing.

No, your HEERA manager will not know if you took the survey. No individual data, even notice of survey participation, will be shared. Who did or did not take the survey will not be shared with anyone on campus. 

No, your fellow students, faculty or colleagues will not know if you took the survey or not. Who did or did not take the survey will not be shared with anyone.

Yes. To encourage our community to participate in the survey, we have created a virtual background that participants are encouraged to use in their virtual sessions, which reads “I shared my view. Share yours too!” Use of this virtual background is completely voluntary.

No. Taking the survey will in no way impact the RTP process. As the survey is confidential, and overall results only shared in the aggregate, no administrator, dean or colleague will know who took the survey and will not have access to any individual responses. 

No. Taking the survey will in no way impact your performance evaluation. As the survey is confidential, and overall results only shared in the aggregate, no administrator, HEERA manager or colleague will know who took the survey and will not have access to any individual responses. 

Our response rate goal is 30 percent.

Survey results should be posted on the Inclusive Campus Survey website in May. As the data undergoes additional analyses, those results will also be shared with the campus as they are available. Additional findings will likely be shared in the fall.

The email is coming from our campus partner Viewfinder. If you have not received your email, please check your spam folder. If the email is not in your spam folder, please email the Office of Inclusive Excellence at inclusive-excel@cpp.edu to report that your email has not yet arrived.

First check to see if the email is in your deleted folder. If you have not yet emptied your deleted folder the email is likely retrievable. If the email is not retrievable, please email the Office of Inclusive Excellence at inclusive-excel@cpp.edu to let them know your survey has been deleted.