2018 Survey Results
Read the 2018 Employee Engagement Survey ResultsEmployee Engagement Report
Our community's responses to the pilot survey, conducted in May 2018, 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. That sense of making a positive difference is worthy of celebration.
"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."
– Survey Respondent
At the same time, survey results and comment themes 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."
These pilot-year results provide a necessary baseline for measuring future improvement.
"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 Respondent
Survey Scores by Dimension
ModernThink provided the following guidelines for interpreting the percent positive responses across the 17 dimensions:
- Very Good to Excellent: 75%+
- Good: 65 - 74%
- Fair to Mediocre: 55 - 64%
- Warrants Attention: 45 - 54%
- Poor: <45%
All of DU’s scores fell in the middle three categories, indicating many opportunities for growth and improved engagement.
Benefit Satisfaction Report
In addition to the 17 dimensions that were measured in the primary engagement survey, a separate set of questions assessed satisfaction with the 27 specific benefits DU provides — from vacation/PTO and tuition reimbursement, to physical workspace conditions and health and wellness programs. The study found an overall positive score of 63 percent.