Assessing & Enhancing Department Climate: Resources for Department Chairs

Climate — the extent to which an individual feels personally safe, listened to, valued, and treated fairly and with respect — plays an important role in people’s job satisfaction, effectiveness, productivity, engagement, and decisions to remain in or leave a department or area of study.

Because department chairs/heads play an important role in developing and sustaining a positive, productive, and welcoming departmental climate, WISELI is providing these resources department chairs seeking to improve climate in their departments.

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