Share your comments about diversity in short survey

By taking a short, automated telephone survey, faculty and staff can contribute to the most comprehensive diversity study ever undertaken at Iowa State, says Miles Lackey, associate vice president and chief of staff.

In a June 11 email, Lackey urged faculty and staff to share their comments about university diversity.

"The survey is part of an effort to take stock of all diversity programs and initiatives at Iowa State," Lackey said. "The more information we can gather, the better we can align resources to promote diversity on campus and throughout the Ames community."

Participation in the survey is voluntary.  Those who wish to take the survey (11 questions or less)  should call the appropriate toll-free number below by June 25. All survey responses will be kept confidential.

Survey toll-free numbers

  • Tenure-track faculty, (855) 450-1545
  • Nontenure-track faculty, (855) 450-1543
  • Professional and Scientific, (855) 450-1547
  • Merit and supervisory confidential staff, (855) 589-9648

Survey responses will be aggregated for a final report, which will be submitted to the president's office in late summer and, subsequently, released publicly.

Questions about the survey can be emailed to Jerlando Jackson, An ISU alumnus and University of Wisconsin professor, Jackson leads The Jackson Consulting Firm, which is conducting Iowa State's diversity audit and inventory.

The firm also is surveying Iowa State students, alumni, recruiters and city of Ames representatives.