Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.57
Liaison Noah Upchurch
Submission Date March 3, 2023

STARS v2.2

Catawba College
PA-13: Assessing Employee Satisfaction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Noah Upchurch
Senior Sustainability Specialist
Center for the Environment
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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:

The College collected responses for an employee satisfaction survey in early February, 2023. The survey, sent to all 296 full- and part-time faculty and staff, contained fourteen scaled and two free-response questions.

In general, respondents were asks to evaluate their level of agreement with statements about employee satisfaction and wellness. Responses ranged from 1 to 5. (1: Strongly Disagree, 2: Disagree Somewhat, 3: Neutral, 4: Agree Somewhat, 5: Strongly Agree).

The College monitored the distribution of respondents to ensure a representative sample was gathered. Of the 104 respondents (35% of all employees), the sampled group reflected a 63.2%-36.8% staff-faculty split, which is roughly in line with the ratio between faculty and staff employed (60% staff, 40% faculty). A summary of responses is attached.

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

The College's Human Resources Office is currently reviewing average answer responses to scaled questions and concerns raised in free response answers to set a strategy to address issues raised.

Website URL where information about the employee satisfaction and engagement evaluation is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

The attached summary document does not include answers to the two free-response questions asked at the end of the quiz:

(i) What do you appreciate most about working at Catawba College?

(ii) What would make Catawba College a better place to work?

This decision was made at the recommendation of the College's Human Resources Office to prevent the sharing of individualized response information.

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