The UNC System Strategic Plan includes a commitment to fostering diverse and excellent institutions, including a goal to “systematically focus on recruitment, retention, and development of the most talented and diverse workforce possible at all levels.” In support of this goal, the Strategic Plan prescribes that the system will implement a plan to measure key success metrics, including faculty and staff engagement. As a part of this plan, each institution in the UNC System will participate in a system-wide Employee Engagement Survey to gather input from faculty and staff about workplace engagement over the next five years.
The survey will be conducted by ModernThink LLC, an independent research and consulting firm that specializes in higher education climate assessment. ModernThink will launch the first UNC System-wide survey soon. Topics include collaboration, communication, supervision, workplace culture, benefits and other related subjects. The data we receive through this program will help us to support and sustain an environment that attracts and retains world-class faculty and staff.
On January 29, the online survey will be distributed to all full-time faculty and staff. Employees will receive an email invitation directly from ModernThink with details about the survey and how to log on. As an employee, you will receive a unique login and password that only you can use to participate in the survey and you will be able to access the survey wherever a computer is available, even at home, on a PC, tablet, or phone. The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete, and you may complete it on work time or off work time.
Survey participation is voluntary and completely confidential. Only ModernThink will have access to individual employee responses. AppState will receive only aggregate results. More information about survey confidentiality can be found HERE. You may also contact ModernThink directly at (888) 684-4658 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.
This is a very important initiative for our campus and our system. AppState values your input and our goal is to have as close to full participation as possible. The ModernThink system will also generate random prize codes. If, upon completion of the survey, you receive a prize code, you can redeem the code at the Office of Human Resources for Mountaineer gear.
Later this year, the University will receive and share reports that summarize the data provided so that we can recognize our successes and begin to address any opportunities that most directly impact our campus workplace culture.