Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.79
Liaison Yumiko Jakobcic
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Grand Valley State University
PA-12: Assessing Employee Satisfaction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Yumiko Jakobcic
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability Practices
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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?:
Yes

Percentage of employees (staff and faculty) assessed, directly or by representative sample (0-100):
100

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

The myGVSU survey solicits input from employees and students to learn what they think about the campus climate. The survey reveals what it is like to learn, live, and work at GVSU and to offer ideas that could be instituted campus wide to make GVSU an even better place than it already is. Students, faculty, and staff members voice their opinions, safely and anonymously via an online or paper process.

Faculty were also surveyed during this time to measure their opinions, activities, and satisfaction via the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA.


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

GVSU's Campus Climate Implementation Committee (CCIC) has created action plans to address issues raised in the myGVSU survey. The CCIC is moving into an implementation phase to adopt actions to further improve GVSU's climate. GVSU is currently studying whether to adopt an ombuds position. It is also developing measures to address incivility in the workplace and in the classroom.

In regards to the faculty survey, GVSU faculty responses have been compared with other institutions that have similar program offerings. Survey results are also made public on GVSU's website so current and prospective faculty, staff and students can view the comparisons.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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