Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 41.59
Liaison Adam Maurer
Submission Date Dec. 18, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Seattle Central College
PA-12: Assessing Employee Satisfaction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Adam Maurer
District Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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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:

All faculty and staff were sent an online survey (anonymous) in the fall of 2014. 218 employees answered the employee survey. The questions were The questions were based on a collaborative effort between Strategic Initiatives and Institutional Research, faculty, and other groups to help answer questions on Seattle Central's meeting its core theme indicator benchmarks, and to help student leaders, faculty and administration make decisions.

There were two main areas of evaluation for faculty/staff:
1. Facilities (faculty/staff and student survey)
2. Professional support and development (faculty/staff survey)

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

A summary of the survey is presented to the College Council. Future decisions take the survey results into consideration when making policy, investments, etc.

Students’ and faculty’s most pressing safety concerns regard environmental health. This concern is underlined in the facilities portion of the survey and other surveys conducted by Seattle Central. Some solutions have already been implemented, such as renovation of some bathrooms and improved marking of the no-smoking zone.

Bathrooms: In addition to renovation of the first floor bathrooms, facilities has continued to monitor bathroom cleanliness. IR will work with the teams to help further develop existing forms and formats so that data on cleaning needs is more accessible to the team to continually improve cleaning schedules.

- Smoking: Since the survey, Seattle Central has begun implementation of a multi-faceted program to address the smoking issue. Further research should continue to evaluate the existing issue, as well as approaches as they are developed and implemented. Smokers could be interviewed several times per day over a fixed period of time (1 – 2 weeks) to determine their attitudes and reasoning behind their practice of smoking in a no-smoking area or dropping butts on the ground. This will help the college develop better information to re-direct smokers to planned alternative smoking sites, and to raise the awareness of students of the importance of following the law.

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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