Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.29
Liaison Holly Andersen
Submission Date March 30, 2022

STARS v2.2

Bennington College
PA-13: Assessing Employee Satisfaction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Has the institution conducted a survey or other evaluation that allows for anonymous feedback to measure employee satisfaction and engagement during the previous three years?:

Percentage of employees assessed, directly or by representative sample:

A brief description of the institution’s methodology for evaluating employee satisfaction and engagement:

Annual performance evaluations--Each year, in summer, each employee gets an employee evaluation prep form. They fill it out and submit to their supervisor. Once the supervisor reviews it, they both sit down and review it. Then the supervisor write a final report to human resources. This annual exercise provides time and space for both people to review their accomplishments, satisfaction, and plans moving forward.

A brief description of the mechanism(s) by which the institution addresses issues raised by the evaluation:

Between the annual performance evaluations, and new hire probation evaluation Bennington College works with human resources within offices to review questions and concerns, address issues that arise as they year progresses, and potential future growth. There is also an anonymous system for employees to provide feedback to human resources and the presidents office. There are boxes throughout campus that are labelled "staff feedback." Once a month the slips of paper are collected and then each season we have a staff meeting where anonymous questions and concerns are reviewed and discussed.

Website URL where information about the employee satisfaction and engagement evaluation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Because it is a laboratory for innovation in higher education. At Bennington, learning and making—on campus and in the field—are inseparable, and its graduates are noted for their outsized impact on the world’s stage. This 24-7 campus celebrates the ongoing making of work—shared on walls, in shows and performances, in lectures and readings, and in electric conversations—and believes that equity, diversity, and inclusivity are vital to a collaborative community. Our staff, faculty, and students create this atmosphere every day—and Bennington strives to make them thrive.

We welcome your interest in employment opportunities at Bennington. Bennington College is an equal opportunity employer and prioritizes the importance of having staff and faculty who represent diverse backgrounds and who practice the values inclusion and equity. If you need further assistance or information, please contact Human Resources or the specific faculty discipline noted in the job listing. Please note that Bennington College will conduct a background check as part of the hiring process. Candidates will be asked to authorize the background check as a condition of employment, at the time an offer is made. The offer of employment is contingent upon the the successful completion and acceptable results of a background check. Background checks are conducted in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws.

The College is committed to complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), Vermont Fair Employment Practices Act (“VFEPA”), and all applicable laws providing for nondiscrimination in employment against qualified individuals with disabilities and other protected characteristics. Applicants for employment who are in need of accommodation may contact Human Resources and suggest appropriate methods of reasonable accommodation. All information concerning disabilities will be considered confidential and will be released only in accordance with the requirements of the ADA and the VFEPA.

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