This year the University of Utah will again be participating in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” program, a study designed to recognize institutions that have built great workplaces. Part of the program involves an employee survey distributed to a sample of each institution’s full-time faculty, administrators, exempt and non-exempt staff.
This survey was designed specifically for higher education. On March 21, 2017, this survey will open and be distributed to a random selection of our employees. Those that are included in this random sample of employees will receive an email invitation encouraging them to take part. Please encourage your employees that receive the email to take a moment to complete the survey. They will be representing themselves, and also their colleagues.
The results of the survey will be factored into the overall scoring process that will ultimately determine the institution that will be recognized. After The Chronicle publishes the findings this July, our institution will receive a report that summarizes responses to the survey questions.
This will be a confidential survey that measures the strength of certain organizational competencies and relationships that most directly impact and influence an institution’s culture. Your employees’ participation and honest feedback are critical to the assessment process. To ensure the confidentiality of responses, the survey will be processed by ModernThink LLC, a research and consulting firm focusing on workplace excellence. Our institution will not be given any information that would enable us to trace survey data back to any one individual.
We encourage everyone’s participation. A high response rate helps ensure accurate results and demonstrates the commitment of our workforce. Thank you, in advance, for your help with participation.
Jeff C. Herring,
Chief Human Resource Officer, University of Utah
420 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108