Great Colleges to Work For Survey


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The 2017 Great Colleges to Work For employee engagement survey was administered at Augusta University in conjunction with the Chronicle of Higher Education’s annual survey of colleges and universities across the country. See the Related Links for the survey results, presentations, and more.

About the Great Colleges to Work For Survey:
The Great Colleges to Work For survey assesses employee engagement by way of two components: an institutional questionnaire used to compare AU to similarly sized institutions, and an employee questionnaire sent to faculty and staff. Sponsored by the Chronicle of Higher Education in partnership and developed by ModernThink, LLC, 2017 marked the tenth year that the Great Colleges survey has been administered nationwide.

Our Commitment to Employee Engagement:
Augusta University is committed to increasing engagement among faculty and staff. While the survey is typically sent to a random sampling of 600 faculty and staff per participating university, AU’s leadership invested in oversampling to invite all full-time faculty and staff to respond. The results of this assessment will be distributed to all faculty and staff and will be integrated into the existing University planning process, ensuring that tactics to improve employee engagement will be implemented and assessed at all levels of the university.

Meeting this Commitment:
To meet the commitment of using the results of the Great Colleges survey to improve employee engagement, institutional action teams have been convened. These teams – comprising faculty, staff, and administrators representing a broad cross section of colleges and units – will recommend and monitor the tactics and measures developed by colleges, administrative units, the University Senate, and the Employee Advisory Council. In addition to ensuring the results are used to make meaningful change, the work group will also determine if and how often the University should continue assessing employee engagement.