Every three years the college administers a climate survey to provide data on perceptions of the college environment and to help inform us on what we are doing well and what could be improved. We will be conducting such a survey, the Personal Assessment of the College Environment (PACE), this fall. It will open on Tuesday, Oct. 8 and be available through Friday, Nov. 1.
We are committed to a constant process of internal review and analysis to guide our continuous quality improvement. One significant way we can work to enhance our campus climate is to listen to and take action on your views regarding its various factors. The PACE helps us better understand our campus environment as it relates to institutional structure, supervisory relationships, teamwork and focus on students. It also provides a way for us to assess effectiveness of new initiatives and measure growth or change over a multi-year period.
I understand that honest communication can sometimes feel difficult to provide. That is why we work to ensure your anonymity. We have engaged the National Initiative for Leadership and Institutional Effectiveness (NILIE), an independent college survey specialist, to undertake our climate survey and provide the college aggregated results. So please be candid in answering these questions. Honest and constructive communication is critical in our process of identifying priority areas on which to focus.
You will receive an email invite from NILIE to participate in the PACE survey once it has opened. When the survey is completed and the data compiled, results will be reviewed by various groups and shared with the campus community.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the survey. Your input is very much appreciated.
Charlotte Warren, Ph.D.
President, Lincoln Land Community College