Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.56
Liaison Alan Turnquist
Submission Date July 8, 2020
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Michigan Technological University
PA-12: Assessing Employee Satisfaction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.38 / 1.00 Jay Meldrum
Executive Director of Sustainability
Facilities Management
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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 (staff and faculty) assessed, directly or by representative sample (0-100):

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

The University community was invited to participate in the Michigan Tech Assessment of Working, Living, and Learning, a campus-wide survey of beliefs, behaviors, and practices. The assessment took place October 17 through November 10, 2017. This assessment evaluated the campus climate and one of their objectives was to measure employee satisfaction and engagement. 2,413 people completed the assessment with 28% being staff members and 10% being faculty or academic administrators. 76% of faculty and staff respondents were very comfortable or comfortable with the climate at MTU. The assessment was part of a participatory and community based process with survey questions that were reviewed before the final survey was given out.

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

Michigan Technological University's climate assessment report provides baseline data on employee satisfaction and engagement. These findings provide Michigan Technological University with an opportunity to build upon its strengths and to develop a deeper awareness of the challenges ahead. The findings of the most recent campus climate report will be considered when making decisions about policies and practices at Michigan Tech.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

See pages 6 & 7 of the attached document for more details on the key findings of the survey related to faculty and staff.

See pages 6 & 7 of the attached document for more details on the key findings of the survey related to faculty and staff.

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