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Survey Results

Read the Complete Employee Engagement Survey Results

Complete results

These pilot-year results from the the survey held in May of 2018 are based directly on the responses provided by University faculty, staff and administration. These results comprise the baseline against which subsequent year results will be measured. Our community's responses broadly show strong agreement with statements of pride in the institution, a strong understanding of how each employee's role contributes to the larger whole, and a deeply-held appreciation for co-workers.

"DU is a great place to work. No job in academia is perfect and there are a lot of dedicated individuals at this University who show up to work and do good. It is remarkable how much faculty, staff, and students do for the greater good."

That sense of making a positive difference is worthy of celebration. At the same time, survey results showed clear challenges: Perceived gaps in resources available to achieve goals, struggles to feel appropriately recognized for contributions made in the workplace, concerns about communication and a low sense of being "all on the same team."

"So often we seem to be competing against each other for resources or attention or success, that if we could be incentivized to work together, we could finally break down some of the competition that keep our silos so strong."

Survey scores by dimension

The 17 "dimensions" of the survey provide us with a broad overview of what the individual question responses mean for DU. ModernThink provides rough guidelines for interpreting the percent positive response scores:

  • Very Good to Excellent: 75%+
  • Good: 65 - 74%
  • Fair to Mediocre: 55 - 64%
  • Warrants Attention: 45 - 54%
  • Poor: <45%

In no dimension did the overall score reach the top or bottom categories of this scale, indicating opportunities for growth and further engagement across the board. The highest scores were associated with Job Satisfaction/Support and the Chancellor's office, followed by Facilities, Supervisors/Department Chairs and Institutional Pride, while the lowest scores were associated with Faculty, Admin & Staff Relations followed by Communication:

Job Satisfaction / Support
70%  
Chancellor
70%  
Pride
69%  
Supervisors / Dept Chairs
69%  
Facilities
69%  
Unit Leaders
67%  
Professional Development
63%  
Provost
63%  
Compensation, Benefits & Work/Life Balance
62%  
Teaching Environment
57%  
Collaboration
53%  
Fairness
53%  
Respect & Appreciation
53%  
Shared Governance
52%  
Policies, Resources & Efficiency
52%  
Communication
51%  
Faculty, Admin & Staff Relations
49%  

Benefit Satisfaction Report

In addition to the primary engagement survey results, a survey was also taken to assess satisfaction with regard to the benefits provided to faculty, staff and administration.

Read the 2018 DU Benefit Satisfaction Survey Results

Complete Results