Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 52.10
Liaison Lynn Stoddard
Submission Date Jan. 11, 2016
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Eastern Connecticut State University
PA-10: Assessing Employee Satisfaction

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Has the institution conducted an employee satisfaction and engagement survey or other evaluation that meets the criteria for this credit?:

The percentage of employees (staff and faculty) assessed, directly or by representative sample:

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

For the sixth time in the past seven years, Eastern Connecticut State University is one of the nation’s “Great Colleges to Work For,” according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. Of the 281 institutions participating this year, Eastern was one of only 42 schools that was named to the program’s “Honor Roll.”
Eastern is the only four-year institution in Connecticut to earn this accolade, and the only public four-year institution in New England. Recognized in nine of the program’s 12 job satisfaction categories, this is the best Eastern has fared in the prestigious program.

“We are delighted to be included on the ‘Great Colleges to Work for’ Honor Roll,” said Eastern President Elsa Núñez, “and honored to again be recognized as one of the nation’s top higher education workplaces. The spirit of collaboration and unity that exists on our campus is a strength that helps us better serve our students and the state of Connecticut. Receiving this national recognition once again from the Chronicle of Higher Education is very gratifying, especially given our high ranking on nine of the program’s 12 criteria.”

A brief description of the mechanism(s) by which the institution addresses issues raised by the evaluation (including examples from the previous three years):

Eastern was recognized for its collaborative governance; professional/career development programs; compensation and benefits; facilities, workplace and security; job satisfaction and support; confidence in senior leadership; supervisor/department chair relationships; employee respect and appreciation; and tenure process for faculty.
The survey included a two-part assessment process: an institutional audit that captured workplace demographics, policies and practices, and a survey administered randomly to employees by an independent third party (ModernThink LLC).

The year the employee satisfaction and engagement evaluation was last administered:

The website URL where information about the institution’s employee satisfaction and engagement assessment is available:

This information was gathered using the Eastern Distinctions webpage: http://www1.easternct.edu/connect-with-us/distinctions/

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