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Climate Survey Project


In 2021, the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) and the Ohio Alliance to end Sexual Violence (OAESV) sought services to evaluate the experiences of marginalized campus communities (i.e. Persons of Color, LGBTQ+, students with disabilities) with regard to power and gender-based violence through the collection of a campus climate survey. SCI was selected to guide the data collection and analysis process.

This has led to SCI's Spring Webinar Series,

Intersectional and Inclusive Data

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Spring '23 Webinar Series

SCI’s role is to provide the following support and services:

  • Complete an equity synthesis of findings and recommendations based on data collected and reported by each institution between 2020-2021

  • Collaborate with each campus to identify the next steps and action plan, including a timeline for implementation

  • Identify the best methodology for each campus to work towards obtaining a statistically relevant representation of the campus population

  • Provide coaching and consultation for each campus on intersectional qualitative research and data collection 

Projected outcomes: The below recommendations are the basis for future campus-based strategies, or initiatives, needed by Ohio’s higher education institutions to effectively implement the remaining recommendations of the Changing Campus Culture report.

Action Plan Development Within A Community of Practice (CoP). As described by Lave & Wenger (1991), a community of practice is a group of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do, and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly. The consulting team will build CoP's within and across campuses as a mechanism for building relationships, which we believe are at the foundation of all change -- personal, institutional, and systemic.  


This will involve adapting concepts from participatory action research and the internationally-recognized PDSA Cycle.

a. Plan-prepare for change,

b. Do-execute in small steps,

c. Study-analyze results,

d. Act-to improve organizational processes


The PSDA Cycle is an intersectional mixed methods approach that provides an ongoing reflective series of steps that support an institution’s continuous improvement across identified stages of growth and development.

 Participating Campuses:

  • Case Western University

  • Hiram College

  • Kent State University

  • Ohio Northern University

  • Ohio State University

  • Youngstown State University  


Would you like more information? Email us at: 

We will be hosting a series of 4 Webinars on Intersectional and Inclusive Data Collection. 

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Alice Ragland, PhD

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