Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.78
Liaison Elissa Brown
Submission Date Feb. 7, 2020

STARS v2.2

Whitman College
PA-13: Assessing Employee Satisfaction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 1.00 Elissa Brown
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability, Physical Plant Services
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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?:
No

Percentage of employees assessed, directly or by representative sample:
50

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

A Climate Study was conducted by Rankin and Associates in February 2016. This work was part of the charge that the Whitman Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (WIDE) council was given upon its creation in January 2015. Parallel to the Climate Study, WIDE is engaged in the creation of a Diversity Strategic Plan that will guide the college's efforts in this area. The findings of the Climate Study will be crucial to some of the climate recommendations of the Diversity Strategic Plan, as part of our intention is not only to find out what are the specific experiences of various populations on the campus, but also how we can make the climate more inclusive and equitable.


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

The findings of the Climate Study are crucial to some of the climate recommendations of the Diversity Strategic Plan, as part of our intention is not only to find out what are the specific experiences of various populations on the campus, but also how we can make the climate more inclusive and equitable. Diversity, equity and inclusion is one of the principle strategic goals of the college.


Website URL where information about the employee satisfaction and engagement evaluation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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President Murray's email reports from 2016 and 2017 are available if applicable.

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