Climate Study
Dear POETS Student or PostDoc:

POETS is conducting a study to assess the climate (atmosphere of organization) within POETS. We will use the information gathered from this survey to better provide you with a supportive, inclusive work and learning environment.

Your answers will be consolidated, remain confidential and will be not be shared anyone other than POETS’ inclusion director, Dr. Jessica Perez. A summary of this survey's results will be shared with POETS in October. All identifiable information will be removed. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Dr. Jessica Perez at jgperez@illinois.edu.

FOR YOUR REFERENCE, OPTIONAL READING:
-"Climate" is the atmosphere of an organization as perceived by its members. An organization's climate is reflected in its structure, policies, and practices; the demographics of its members; the attitudes of values of its members and leaders; and the quality of personal interactions. It includes perceptions of inclusiveness, diversity, friendliness, cooperation, professionalism, recognition, respect, accessibility, support and opportunity for advancement.
-"Personal identity" is the concept you develop about yourself that evolves over the course of your life. This may include aspects of your life that you have no control over, such as where you grew up, the color of your skin as well as choices you make in life, such as how you spend your time and what you believe.
-"Inclusion" is a state of being valued, respected and supported. It is about focusing on the needs of every individual and ensuring the right conditions are in place for each person to achieve his or her full potential. Inclusion should be reflected in an organization’s culture, practices and relationships that are in place to support a diverse workforce.
-"Mentor" an individual or individuals who gives advice, counsels on career issues, and/or advocates.

Which of the following describes your current position(s)/role(s) in POETS? If you have more than one position/role in POETS, please select all that apply:
Which POETS institutions are you affiliated with?
What is your citizenship?
Which of the following racial/ethnic groups best describes you?
Please indicate your gender.
Do you have any type of functional disability (a physical or cognitive limitation affecting a major life activity)? If yes, which of the following types of functional disability do you have? Select all that apply.
Is English your first language (i.e. Is English your native language)?
During the past 12 months, have you experienced or witnessed exclusionary behavior (e.g. being excluded from various activities, cliques, bullying, etc.) involving the following factors (in column):
I have experienced within POETS
I have experienced outside of POETS
I have witnessed this within POETS
I have witnessed this outside of POETS
I have not experience this or witnessed this
Race
Ethnicity or national orgin
Immigration status
Gender
LGBT + or queer identity
Disability
Religious beliefs or practices
Political belief or affiliations
Socioeconomic status/background
Level of English proficency
Other
If you have experienced or witnessed exclusionary behavior please elaborate so we can better address these issues.
Your answer
Please rate your level of satisfaction on the following factors.
Very satisfied
Satisfied
Neutral
Not satisfied
Very not satisfied
Not applicable
My ability to express my personal identity at my campus overall (not just POETS or research group).
My ability to express my personal identity within POETS overall.
My ability to express my personal identity within my research group.
The response of my university in addressing issues of unfair or inequitable treatment owing to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or the like
The response of POETS overall in addressing issues of unfair or inequitable treatment owing to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or the like
The response of my research group/advisor in addressing issues of unfair or inequitable treatment owing to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or the like
Rate how much you agree with the following statements.
Highly agree
Agree
Neutral
Disagree
Highly disagree
My current work environment allows me to learn and grow
There is someone I consider a mentor at my university
There is someone I consider a mentor within POETS
POETS is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse individuals in STEM.
My research advisor is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse individuals in STEM.
I believe recruiting and retaining diverse individual in STEM is important.
I feel physically safe in my immediate work environment
I feel academically supported by my research advisor.
I feel morally supported by my research advisor.
I feel academically supported by POETS.
My research accomplishments are recognized.
My teaching accomplishments are recognized.
I am comfortable voicing my opinions and concerns within POETS overall.
I am comfortable voicing my opinions and concerns within POETS at my university.
My voiced concerns are respected and addressed within POETS overall.
My voiced concerns are respected and addressed within POETS at my university.
Overall, how inclusive is POETS (see definitions above)?
Do you feel that there are places where POETS can be more inclusive?
Your answer
What are three of POETS core values?
Your answer
This questionnaire asked about perceptions of climate and about demographic information. If we did not cover something that you feel is important to address, please elaborate here:
Your answer
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