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Identify Workplace Climate Issues

This page includes references to diagnostic tools for departments and individuals to conduct self-assessments of their workplace climate.

Academic Unit Diagnostic Tool (AUDiT)


Developed by the National Center for Principled Leadership & Research Ethics (NCPRE) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Note that this is not a validated tool, but rather a diagnostic tool that can serve as a conversation starter for struggling departments. The results can be used to then move to a “Tier 2” assessment strategy through which departments would take a more in-depth assessment of their specific challenges.

Academic and Staff Assistance Program (ASAP) 

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The Academic and Staff Assistance Program offers confidential, cost free assessment, intervention, consultation and referral services to all UC Davis and UC Davis Health faculty, staff and their immediate families.

Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion–Readiness Assessment for DEI Planning–Beta

Our assessment has also evolved to include more climate questions. In 2013, the University of California hired a consulting company to deploy a climate survey across all ten campuses. This survey included all employees and students. After issuing the reports, UC asked the campuses to take up climate in their own way and on their own campuses. UC Davis has decided to work at the local level, issuing our assessment to organizational units—both large and small—on demand.

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