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Coming Next Week: Campus and Workplace Culture Survey

Survey is designed to gather information about the experiences of our campus community members

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Written by Trisha Kendall on October 12, 2021
What You Need To Know

On Oct. 18, CU Anschutz launches a Campus and Workplace Culture Survey. Make your voice heard, and benefit five campus and community groups, by taking part.

On Oct. 18, CU Anschutz will launch a Campus and Workplace Culture (CWC) Survey, and all students, residents/fellows, faculty and staff are encouraged to take part.

Designed to gather information about the experiences of our campus community members, this survey will help deepen understanding of our campus culture and foster a stronger sense of belonging, respect and support at CU Anschutz.

About the CWC Survey

The greater the participation in the CWC Survey, the better an understanding our campus will gain of our strengths and priorities for achieving a more just, equitable and inclusive culture. In addition, a $15,000 pool of incentive funding is available to support campus and community groups. Every completed survey unlocks a portion of that funding in direct support for the organizations below – making a difference for people on and off campus.

The CWC Survey is led by the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement and the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, and part of a broader effort underway on all four CU campuses. After the survey period, results will be used to develop action plans for our campus community.

How to Take Part

Check your inbox Oct. 18 for an email from cwcsurvey@cuanschutz.edu containing your unique survey link. The CWC Survey takes 10 to 20 minutes on average, and can be completed at your own pace and over multiple sessions. Your survey link will be live through Nov. 19.

Survey responses are confidential and secure. With strict internal safeguards in place, no administrators, supervisors or others will have access to respondent identities or files that may connect names or email addresses with survey responses.

About the Incentive Pool

To encourage participation, CU Anschutz leadership has made $15,000 available in incentive funding for five organizations serving our campus and community. 

The greater the participation rate, the greater the amount of funding unlocked to benefit these groups and those they serve. 

  • At 20% campus participation, $3,750 is unlocked. 
  • At 35%, $7,500 is made available. 
  • At 50% or more, the full $15,000 is released in support of these organizations:

Aurora Day Resources: Collaboration of Comitis Crisis Center, Mile High Behavioral Healthcare and the City of Aurora, offering housing assistance, employment services, financial literacy, meals and personal care items, healthcare and cold weather shelter, among other services.

Comitis Crisis Center: Center located on the edge of campus, offering programs for those recovering from trauma, mental health and substance use challenges, and homelessness. Emergency adult and transitional family shelter accommodations, case management, seasonal clothing, meals and more.

CU Denver | Anschutz Staff Council: Group of staff members who serve as representatives for CU Denver | Anschutz classified and university staff and professional research assistants. Advocates for and engages colleagues at all levels of the university community, promotes cooperation and unity, and provides a means for information exchange.

CU Anschutz Food Pantry: Campus food pantry located in the University Police building open to all CU Anschutz faculty, staff and students seeking food, hygiene items and pet supplies, with no restrictions on number of items that may be taken or limits on visits. 

El Alba: North Aurora business cooperative, owned and operated by immigrant and refugee entrepreneurs. Commercial kitchen space and culturally competent business support for residents interested in opening and operating food-based businesses, with a focus on underserved groups.

Learn more about the survey, and find FAQs, on the CU Anschutz CWC Survey website.