Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.06
Liaison Andrea Trimble
Submission Date May 29, 2015
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University of Virginia
PA-10: Assessing Employee Satisfaction

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Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Tim White
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Human Resources
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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:

Chronicle Great Colleges > Participation > Methodology
The Chronicle Great Colleges to Work For® program is designed to recognize institutions that have been successful in creating great workplaces, and to further our research and understanding of the factors, dynamics and influences that have the most impact on organizational culture at institutions of higher education.

At the core of the program is a two-part assessment process: a faculty/staff survey (The ModernThink Higher Education Insight Survey©) and an institutional audit capturing information detailing various institution demographics, policies, practices and infrastructure (The ModernThink Institution Questionnaire©“IQ”).

Each participating institution is asked to submit an email list of full-time faculty/staff randomly selected across four categories (Administration, Faculty, Exempt Professional Staff, and Non-exempt Staff) to participate in the survey.

Sample sizes are determined based on the number of employees in the various categories. Four-year Schools: Up to 600 randomly selected employees among the four eligible job categories. An average of 15% of your sample will be allotted to Non-exempts (percentage varies by sample and school size).

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

Participating in the “Great Colleges to Work For” program is part of our overall commitment to continuous improvement. Information collected will be particularly useful as we compete with other leading universities to recruit the next generation of faculty and staff. Involvement in this comprehensive review will allow us to benchmark against peers and look for opportunities to enhance the workplace experience of both faculty and staff. The University will receive a summary report of the survey results, which we will share with the University community through the Faculty and Staff Senates. If U.Va. is selected for recognition as a great place to work, we will be featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s July issue. Even if we are not selected for recognition, we nevertheless will have a robust set of data that we can use to improve the University.

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:

The University of Virginia is currently completing this survey, so results are not yet available. Prior to this, the University last did an employee satisfaction survey in 2011. Those results are available here: http://hr.virginia.edu/other-hr-services/president-sullivan-staff-survey/

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.