UW-Madison was a participant in Tier III (2010-12) of the UW System Climate Study.
The study provides important information about the campus climate and expands our understanding of ways members of community experience the campus climate. Results may help us both identify areas for improvement and identify features that should be maintained because they contribute to a positive campus climate.
The heart of the study is a climate survey, which was fielded in the spring 2011. The climate survey was fielded in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) and in the Division of Student Life. All students and employees in CALS and Student Life were invited to complete the survey.
The UW System Climate Study Project was initiated as a cross-system project in 2007.
More information about the groups that oversaw and administered the climate survey and a timeline is available here.
Climate Survey Reports
Access to these reports requires a UW-Madison NetID and password.
Executive Summary, October 2012
Climate Study Full Report Narrative
Appendix A. Analysis of CALS Comments
Appendix B. CALS Data Tables
Appendix C. Division of Student Life Crosstabs
Appendix D. Division of Student Life Data Tables
Appendix E. Survey Instrument