Prepared by Pamela Gallion, M.Ed, MBA
CSN Institutional Research
Fall 2015 Snapshot Survey Report
The Work Climate committee (WCC) utilizes two complementary surveys to evaluate workplace climate.
The WCC continues to utilize the comprehensive Personal Assessment of the College Environment
(PACE) survey as administered by the National Initiative for Leadership and Institutional Effectiveness
(NILIE) on a three-year cycle (2012, 2015, etc.) to measure workplace climate issues at CSN. However,
the WCC saw opportunity and value in creating and administering a smaller and more frequent in-house
survey (through CSN’s Office of Institutional Research) to both follow up on topics addressed in the
PACE survey and explore other emerging issues of climate at CSN. This smaller survey could be
constructed and reported on in a timely fashion, would be customizable to address a variety of topics or
issues and was free of the costs associated with the comprehensive PACE survey. This new survey was
named “Snapshot” as it offered a glimpse into the climate status of CSN employees at the moment
when it was completed. The Snapshot was NOT created to replace the PACE survey, but rather to be
used in conjunction with it as another tool to assess, evaluate and report of matters of workplace
climate at CSN. The pilot snapshot survey was conducted in the spring of 2014, and a report was
submitted in early 2015 based on the findings of that report. The WCC adjusted the snapshot as needed
and incorporated some new themes and sent out a new survey in the fall of 2015.

Document Tags 
Campus Issues
Campus Safety
and Internal Recognition
Work Climate
Document Department 
Institutional Research