That is the impetus behind our participation in the Great Colleges to Work For survey, sponsored by the Chronicle of Higher Education in partnership with ModernThink, a leading organizational development and management consulting firm.
In spring 2017, all full-time faculty and staff were first given the opportunity to complete the survey, and results were shared in the fall. The results were used by colleges and units to identify actions they could implement to respond to employee concerns and suggestions, which they have been working on since January.
We received a positive response when we assessed employee interest in continuing to participate in the Great Colleges survey, so in October, we will be administering it again. The survey is built around thematic areas like pride, compensation and teaching environment, and we have added questions specific to areas employees told us they wanted to hear more about.
“We appreciate our faculty and staff taking the time to provide feedback through this survey,” said Dr. Gretchen Caughman, executive vice president for academic affairs and provost. “By participating over time, we can not only benchmark our progress against our peer institutions, but we can measure our own progress in making improvements based on the results.”
The 2018 Great Colleges to Work for survey will be distributed in October. For a comprehensive look at the survey and its results, visit the Great Colleges to Work For survey section of the provost’s webpage.