I attended the Wednesday, Sept 23rd Campus Climate Survey Meeting in Pugh and since several colleagues could not attend I thought I’d take some notes and post them here!
About 30-35 people attended the session. The review of the instrument described how various work climate elements to provide an overall assessment. As those of us who took the survey will recall, it was based on a 5 point likert scale and had three open items for qualitative data. 1397 surveys were distributed online and in print and 868 were completed. This gave us a better than average (based on the benchmarks) 62 percent completion rate! To ensure annonimity there were options to hide user information such as department or gender. The plan is to do such surveys every two to three years. The organization conducting the survey also does a larger national survey every three years to gather their benchmark data.
The work climate elements in our survey were:
- Work content
Together these elements equal the “Work Climate” We had a mean score of 3.54 with a standard deviation of 0.55. We had a 60 percent overall favorabilty, which means 60% of responders averaged a 4 or 5 on their responses.
The full Powerpoint report with data and tables will be on WIN on Thursday, September 24th!
Some of the most positive comments focuses on:
- Fun, challenging work
- PTO, Tuition concession
- Ability to make a difference / to have impact
- Job security and PDC resources
- Beautiful campus
- Less corporate environment