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2015 Staff Survey

The 2015 university-wide staff survey was conducted October 12-30, 2015. The overall response rate reached 61 percent.

To ensure confidentiality, the university-wide survey was administered by CEB's Workforce Surveys & Analytics, an independent research organization.

Below is a high-level summary of the 2015 project timeline and key milestones.

Survey Timeline and Key Milestones                     



October 2016 University Human Resources provides university-wide update on 2015 Staff Survey initiative and next steps.
Spring - Summer 2016 Alignment with Existing University Initiatives, Action Planning Implementation, and Ongoing Communications
As schools and VP areas develop and implement action plans, regular updates should be shared with employees.
March - May 2016

Action Planning
Schools and VP areas utilize discovery meeting information and start developing action plans.

Decisions about action steps may be implemented university-wide or at the school, unit or even department or group level, based on themes the results show.

March - April 2016 Results Reporting and Discovery Phase
Schools and VP areas are encouraged to share local results and schedule discovery meetings to dive deep and clarify the survey findings.
Late February - March 2016

Summary of Survey Results Shared Broadly
The university-wide summary of results will be shared through the following communications:

Early February 2016 Survey Liaison and Leadership Training
University-wide and local school and VP area survey data shared with liaisons and leaders.
December 2015 - February 2016 Debrief Meetings with University Leadership
University Human Resources and CEB shares survey results and key themes with leaders across campus.
December 7, 2015 Update on 2015 Staff Survey
Response rate (61 percent) was published in the Cardinal at Work Insider newsletter and sent to all benefits-eligible employees.
October 12-30, 2015 University-wide Survey Period
All benefits-eligible staff received an email invitation at their email address ‘from’: (link sends e-mail). The invitation included the survey URL and login information to participate in the engagement survey.
Late September - early October 2015 Pre-survey Communications
September 2015 Survey Testing

April – August 2015

Project and Survey Implementation Planning
Pre-survey strategy and project planning

Survey design and organizational hierarchy developed for reporting results