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Climate Review of the Department of English



Mandate of the Climate Review

The mandate of the Climate Review is to solicit and listen to input from students, faculty, staff, alumni and other members of the Department of English in order to fully hear and understand any issues and concerns related to the overall culture and climate of the department, including issues related to sexual misconduct of any kind. The objective, once the climate has been assessed, is to make appropriate recommendations to promote a safe and respectful learning, teaching, working and research environment for all.


Timeline

April 2018 ­– Early fall 2018

Third-party experts have established a process that will allow students, faculty, staff, alumni and other Department of English community members to provide their input any time, from anywhere over the course of the next five months. 


Third-Party Experts

The Climate Review will be led by third-party experts. The Honourable Justice Pierrette Rayle, retired Quebec Court of Appeal judge, will be working with SPB Organizational Psychology (SPB), a firm specialized in conducting climate reviews.


Process

The process established by the third-party experts includes use of a web platform that offers accessibility and anonymity so that individuals can freely express their views at their convenience. The web platform will allow students, faculty, staff, alumni and other Department of English community members to:

  • Complete a web survey
  • Provide a personal narrative
  • Request an individual meeting or invitation to a focus group




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