How this feedback process aligns with our mission, values, and vision
In order to advance science and build global leaders, all our students, staff and faculty need to know that they are supported on an individual level. Providing a transformative education to our students necessitates our careful attention to each of our community members' experiences and an opportunity for everyone to provide constructive feedback that allows the College of Science to grow and make positive change in response to their experiences.
The aim of this feedback form is to provide all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests with a mechanism to provide both positive and negative feedback to the College of Science related to their experiences as well as to submit suggestions, ideas and concerns and information related to Equity, Access and Inclusion (EAI) in the College. This kind of input provides the College information that helps us create meaningful change.
This is part of a larger process, not just a feedback survey. This will enable the community to make real change in the College, starting with submitting a simple webform. This is a place to share experiences, describe problems, propose solutions and recognize successes. These can be about any ideas you’d like to share and/or observations related to any courses, research labs, departments or persons in the College of Science. This is not a place to share feedback about other offices, other colleges, or the University as a whole.
What this process is for
- Submitting suggestions, ideas and concerns and information related to equity, access and inclusion in the College
- Alerting the College of instances of bias and discrimination in the classroom, in advising, with other students, in departments, etc.
- Feedback about college systems and/or procedures which oppress students, faculty, staff and guests of minoritized identities.
- Feedback about the College’s courses, instruction, advising, research and other academic topics.
- Concerns related to one’s role as an employee of the college, whether as an undergraduate student worker, a graduate assistant or postdoc, a research or administrative staff member, or a faculty member.
What this process is not for
- Emergencies – please dial 9-1-1 if you are experiencing an emergency that needs to be addressed immediately.
- Grade disputes related to correct vs. incorrect answers on assignments or exams – speak with your instructor, then the department head. However, if you need assistance, reach out to your advisor or our Science Success Advisor.
- Feedback or concerns about other colleges – for students with such concerns, please reach out to the head advisor of that college, and if you need assistance, reach out to your advisor or our Science Success Advisor.
Report intake team members
When fully staffed, the intake team comprises three College of Science (COS) faculty and staff members, one COS graduate student employee, one COS undergraduate student employee, and two people outside of the College, including at least one person on OSU’s Bias Response Team. Members will have training and a demonstrated interest in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the College. The College of Science EAI director will receive the form to screen for confidentially identifiable information that may need to be redacted prior to sending to the team. The team will address issues together with the exception of cases where specific committee members cannot participate for legal reasons or due to conflicts of interest. Team members will be rotated every three to four years.
Thus far, current members include (with more to join):
Interim Director for Equity, Access and Inclusion
Integrative Biology Department Head
Associate Director of Undergraduate Student Recruitment
Acting Assistant Vice President, Strategic Diversity Initiatives