Findings from Government Department’s climate survey

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 01:20 in Psychology & Sociology

The Harvard Government Department’s Climate Change Committee, formed in March last year in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations, has released its climate survey report. Within the 100-plus-page document, the survey, released Feb. 6, asked faculty, students, and staff for feedback in examining the department’s culture and making recommendations to create a more inclusive environment.  Committee chair Steven R. Levitsky and subcommittee inclusive chair Ryan D. Enos talked to the Gazette about the findings, what steps have been taken to improve the climate, and how the University at large can benefit from the results. Q&A Steven Levitsky and Ryan D. Enos GAZETTE: What are among the most important findings? ENOS: The most important finding is that there’s wide satisfaction with the department. But, importantly, this varies widely by group, across gender most significantly. And across almost any of the findings there is variation by gender. You see often that whether people feel like they can be...

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