Frequently Asked Questions

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WHAT IS A CLIMATE SURVEY?

A climate survey is an effective tool intended to assess the attitudes, behaviors, and standards related to access, inclusion, and respect for each person and group in our campus community. The results will help guide SRJC in our efforts to make the College a more welcoming, safer and productive place for all students and employees.

WHO IS ADMINISTERING THIS SURVEY?

The District has partnered with Viewfinder® Surveys to administer a campus climate survey. The Equal Employment Opportunity Advisory Committee (EEOAC) is the Survey Sponsor/Steering Committee.

 

HOW LONG WILL THE SURVEY TAKE TO COMPLETE?

The average time of completion is 10 to 15 minutes depending on the participant’s pace.

WHEN IS THE LAST DAY TO TAKE THE SURVEY?

The survey will close on December 21, 2018.

IS THE CLIMATE SURVEY AVAILABLE IS SPANISH?

Yes. On the first page of the student version of the survey on the right top side, you can select the option to complete the survey in English or Spanish.

AM I REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE?

You do NOT have to participate in this survey. If you choose to participate, you may skip any question you are not comfortable answering and may exit the survey at any time.

ARE MY RESPONSES CONFIDENTIAL?

Yes. The survey is also anonymous so no one will be able to connect your responses to you. In addition, Viewfinder® does not collect any personal information or IP addresses. 

HOW CAN I GET EXTRA CREDIT OR EARN A GIVEAWAY FOR COMPLETING THE SURVEY?

Ask your instructor if they are offering extra credit to students participating in the survey. If so, print out or take screen shot of the “Thank You” page to the participating faculty in order to receive extra credit.

While supplies last, students can earn a giveaway item for completing the survey. A copy or screenshot of the last “Thank You” page is required. Giveaway items can be redeemed at the following offices:

  • For Santa Rosa Campus and Shone Farm Students: The Student Life Office (Bertolini Student Center, 1st Floor)
  • For Petaluma Campus Students: The Petaluma Administrative Office (Richard Call Building, 600)
  • For Public Safety Campus Students: The Public Safety/In Service Programs Office (Administration, Building 100)
  • For Southwest Campus Students: The Matriculation Office

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I BECOME UPSET ANSWERING THESE QUESTIONS?

Some individuals may be sensitive to the topics asked. If you experience discomfort as a result of this survey, students may contact Student Psychological Services at (707) 524-1595); employees may contact the Employee Assistance Program at (800) 999-7222. 

IS THE CLIMATE SURVEY ADA ACCESSIBLE?

Yes. The survey is Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 compliant.  Most screen readers including NVDA, JAWs and Apple VoiceOver will accommodate people with disabilities.

WHO SHOULD I CONTACT IF I WANT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS?

You may contact the following EEOAC members if you have questions:

General Questions: Sussanah Sydney Manager, HR/Employment Equity (707) 527-4821

  • Student Questions: Rosa Colin, EEOAC Student Representative (707) 778-4143
  • Faculty Questions: Nancy Persons, EEOAC Faculty Chair (707) 521-6902
  • Classified Professional Questions: Amy Ethington, EEOAC Classified Chair (707) 522-2749
  • Management Questions: Cathy Prince, EEOAC Management Chair (707) 527-4763

WHO CAN I REPORT EXPERIENCES OF DISCRIMINATION, HARASSMENT OR RETALIATION TO?

Students and employees seeking Information on specific policies and procedures for reporting unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation, including available remedies may contact the Vice President of Human Resources, Karen Furukawa at (707) 527-4954 or kfurukawa-schlereth@santarosa.edu

WHEN AND HOW WILL WE SEE THE RESULTS OF THIS CLIMATE SURVEY?

Results will be released during the Spring 2019 semester.

HAVE VIEWFINDER® SURVEYS BEEN VALIDATED FOR RELIABILITY?

Yes. The reliability of Viewfinder® Campus Climate Surveys was tested using Cronbach’s alpha — a measure of internal consistency that assesses how closely related a set of items are as a group, and vetted by accrediting agencies and universities via beta testing. Viewfinder® Campus Climate Surveys are also designed to be internally consistent, which refers to the degree different questions or statements correlate to the same systemic behavior/trait.