Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.57
Liaison Jeff Spoelstra
Submission Date July 22, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Western Michigan University
PA-10: Assessing Employee Satisfaction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.49 / 1.00 Warren Hills
Associate Vice President
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:

Western Michigan University recently evaluated employee satisfaction and engagement through the use of the campus climate survey and focus groups. Survey respondents included 493 faculty members, 924 staff members and 126 administrators. It was commissioned by Western Michigan University to take an in-depth look at diversity and inclusion issues on campus and identify those areas where improvement is needed. Campus officials say they're pleased at the overall views detailed in study results, and gratified that the work uncovered specific issues that need to be addressed and corrected.

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

The campus climate for diversity, equity, and inclusion tactical action community (CCDEI TAC) is inviting proposals from WMU faculty, staff, and administrators interested in conducting division, college, or unit assessments for campus-wide transformational change initiatives. Funding is available to award up to nine assessment grants of up to $3,000 each. The CCDEI TAC is encouraging collaboration between faculty, staff, administrators, and students to submit a proposal for the diversity, equity, and inclusion assessment grants.

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:

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