Inclusive Climate Assessment Survey

In academic year 2022-23, as part of our diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy, MCPHS undertook an Inclusive Climate Assessment (ICA) – the first of its kind at our University. We prioritized this assessment to facilitate our efforts to create an inclusive and equitable institution.

The ICA data will help us understand how our campus culture, institutional policies and practices, and interpersonal dynamics impact us. The data will also inform institutional decisions to advance equity and inclusion across MCPHS and, ultimately, for the people and communities we serve.

MCPHS partnered with Diversity Science, a mission-driven public-benefit organization, to conduct this assessment. Diversity Science champions an evidence-based approach to equity and inclusion by translating the latest research into practical and effective tools to create diverse, equitable, and inclusive organizations.

ICA Planning, Implementation, and Next Steps

The ICA implementation process was guided by an advisory group of MCPHS students, faculty, and staff.

In fall 2022, the Diversity Science team interviewed a diverse group of Community members, including Students, Faculty, Staff, Senior Academic Administrators, Faculty Senate members, President and Provost’s office representatives, and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Team to learn about MCPHS and inform the survey development.

The MCPHS ICA survey launched on January 31, 2023, and was open to students, faculty, and staff, until March 3, 2023.

In March 2023, Diversity Science began reviewing the data to develop a report for the MCPHS Community. The report will summarize the key findings while maintaining the anonymity and confidentiality of individual survey responses.

The ICA survey outcomes will be distributed to MCPHS Community members in fall 2023.

Questions? Please contact the MCPHS DEI Team.


We value the contributions of everyone who comes to study and work at MCPHS and recognize the importance of equity and inclusion for the people we serve and us. We want to learn more about the experiences of our students, faculty, and staff and how inclusive practices and behaviors are showing up on our campuses. The results of this assessment will guide decisions about how to advance equity and inclusion across our institution.

We have partnered with Diversity Science, a mission-driven public-benefit organization, to conduct the confidential 2023 Inclusive Climate Assessment. We decided to engage an external partner in these efforts to ensure that we live up to our values of integrity and accountability.

Diversity Science champions an evidence-based approach to equity and inclusion by translating the latest research into practical and effective tools to support diverse, equitable, and inclusive organizations. For more information, please visit

We are partnering with Diversity Science to conduct this Inclusive Climate Assessment so we can:

  • Learn how inclusive and equitable MCPHS is today
  • Learn about the systemic and interpersonal factors that affect our lived experiences at our institution
  • Create a baseline for continuous institutional growth toward greater equity and inclusion
Employee and student engagement surveys are very important in telling an organization how employees and students feel. This survey will give insight into why you feel the way you do. Diversity Science will use the results to provide MCPHS-specific, actionable recommendations.
The survey will begin on January 31, 2023 and will be open for about three weeks.
It takes most people 12-15 minutes or less to complete the survey. There are places to write in your thoughts and opinions, so the amount of time it takes could be longer if you want to contribute written comments to the assessment.
Yes. We will be sharing the results with the university community.

Confidentiality and anonymity are assured in all analyses and reports. Your email address will be retained solely for the purpose of reminders. The questionnaire is hosted on a secure external server outside the MCPHS intranet and computer network.

No one at MCPHS will have access to any individual answers. When MCPHS receives the survey report, only the aggregate data is shown. No identifiers are matched to reported responses, and no disaggregated data will be presented for any subgroup with fewer than ten respondents.

Yes, you can complete the questionnaire on most mobile devices and any computer with an internet connection.

No. However, we do encourage you to complete the questionnaire at one time. You can log out and log back in as often as you need, but you must use the link in the email you received, so please save that link. If you have any trouble, email

Yes, filling out the questionnaire is entirely voluntary. However, your experiences and opinion matter to us. We hope you participate and take this opportunity to share your perceptions and opinions about inclusion at MCPHS. Questionnaire responses are confidential, so no one will know if you participated.
Yes. You can skip any question or part of the questionnaire and just answer the questions you want. However, we will get a more complete picture of inclusion on our campuses if all recipients complete the full questionnaire. It is entirely your choice as to which questions you answer.
There will be no direct impact on your role at MCPHS. The university will use the aggregate results to create an action plan to improve the campus climate.
We collect key demographic information so that we can understand how experiences at work may differ for people from a variety of backgrounds. Aggregate results will not be shared for any subgroup with fewer than ten respondents.

You can email Diversity Science at

The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment, the Office of Inclusion, and the DEI Team will assume primary responsibility for the administrative processes associated with implementing the Inclusive Climate Assessment. Students, Faculty, and Staff from across the University will serve as advisors to ensure that the planning process is representative and inclusive.


Stakeholder Perspective

Anna Morin, Associate Provost W/M, Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Office of the Provost, Worcester/Manchester

Stephen Kerr, Assistant Provost for International Affairs, Professor of Medicinal Chemistry

Office of the Provost, International Affairs, DEI Team

Jacinda Félix Haro, Dean of Students/Senior Student Affairs Officer

Office of the Provost, Student Affairs, DEI Team

Kevin Dolan, Chief Human Resources Officer

Office of the President, Human Resources, DEI Team

Richard Kaplan, Dean of Library and Learning Resources

Dean, Library and Learning Resources

Kevin Nolan, Chief of Public Safety

Public Safety

Charles Breckling, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Marketing and Communications

Bridget Hendricks, Chief of Glaucoma Service, Associate Professor of Optometry

Faculty Member, Worcester, DEI Team

Laura Uerling, Director of Institutional Research and Assessment

Office of the Provost, Institutional Research and Assessment

Vilosh Veeramani, Institutional Research Analyst

Office of the Provost, Institutional Research and Assessment, DEI Team

Robert Campbell, Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Faculty Member, Worcester

Patrick Gordon, Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Faculty Member, Boston

Michael Spooner, Dean, School of Healthcare Business and Assistant Professor


Robert DiCenzo, Dean, School of Pharmacy Boston


Ramat (Olatomiwa) Isolagbenia

Student (Worcester)

GI Eu “Jemma” Han

Student (Boston)

Samantha Cangiamila

Student (Manchester)