February 2020: Guide to Best Practices for Departmental Climate

In tandem with a new Diversity and Inclusion initiative at SPS, please see the Guide to Best Practices for Departmental Climate from the Office of the Provost, linked in the description below.

From the Office of the Provost:

“We are pleased to share the Guide to Best Practices in Departmental Climate to inform faculty, department chairs, and administrators who seek a better understanding of the importance of academic workplace climate and its potential impact on productivity, job satisfaction, and faculty retention. This guide is by no means prescriptive; it is meant to serve as a springboard for self-reflection and discussion. Individual units and departments have unique strengths and challenges and will have different approaches to improving their climate.”

For further information, please see the Office of the Provost website here :