Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.21
Liaison Ann Drevno
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2020

STARS v2.2

Saint Mary's College of California
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:

Beginning in 2006, the Office of Institutional Research administered a Campus Climate Survey of the faculty and staff biannually.
Beginning in 2016, an annual USES (Undergraduate Student Experience Survey) replaced what was referred to as the Student Climate Survey which was done biannually in parallel with the Faculty and Staff Climate Surveys. USES is a comprehensive survey that analyzes results by student demographics to assess a variety of undergraduate experience indicators.

Both the faculty and staff Climate Survey and the Undergraduate Student Experience Survey for students is available to everyone through an internal link. The link is pushed out through multiple channels including emails, newsletters, at staff and academic council meetings, etc.

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

Results of Campus Climate Survey are shared broadly to the campus community of faculty, staff and students. In addition to presentations to the Staff Council and the Academic Senate, Institutional Research has presented the results during Faculty Day and Staff Day in the early Fall and offered a presentation to all students during Community Time. In the analysis of the data, the College, through the Cabinet members starting with the Provost, identifies the areas of greatest concern and identifies the area best suited to develop a solution. For example, the College Committee on Inclusive Excellence will review items relating to a welcome and comfortable work environment or classroom, experiences of perceived bias or discrimination, and access to resources. This Committee would develop a College intervention to begin to address these experiences or inform a broader strategic planning process. Other committees that might receive information include the President's Cabinet, the Council of Deans, the Campus Deans and Directors, Student Success Committee.

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

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