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Employee Engagement Survey

UNC Greensboro is participating in the UNC System Employee Engagement Survey, a regularly-scheduled survey on workplace satisfaction that began in 2018 and is being repeated every two years at all UNC System institutions as part of the UNC System Strategic Plan. The System has contracted with ModernThink, an independent research and consulting firm that specializes in higher education climate assessment, to administer the survey.

This year’s survey will launch on March 28 and will be sent to all permanent, full-time (75% or more) faculty and staff employeed as of January 2022. The survey takes on average about 10-15 minutes to complete.

Participation is voluntary, but this is a great opportunity for faculty and staff to provide feedback.

What’s different this year?

Due to the continuing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic the UNC System Office has chosen to create a shorter survey for 2022 that willl focus on three specific areas:

  • A set of baseline trend data from past surveys
  • Diversity and inclusion statements
  • Statements specific to institutional actions taken due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Why is UNC Greensboro participating?

Understanding employee engagement. The UNC System wants to measure workplace engagement. Studies have shown that the more engaged an employee is at their workplace, the more satisfied the employee is and the more productive the work unit is.

Data matters. Prior to administering this survey, the UNC System had limited useful system-wide information about how faculty and staff feel about their workplace. The engagement survey collects data from both faculty and staff and will help identify areas of strength and areas that need improvement.

Honest feedback counts. The survey results allow UNC Greensboro and system leaders to recognize successes and understand concerns that influence workplace culture. Among the topics explored are collaboration, communication, supervision, workplace culture, diversity and benefits. The survey results will also assist the UNC System in advocating for improvements to human resources policies at the statewide level that are generally beyond the University’s institutional control.


Results of the 2020 and 2018 survey were shared with campus leadership, and topline information can be found on the UNC System website.


Survey participation is voluntary, and answers are completely confidential. Only ModernThink has access to individual responses. Read more from ModernThink.



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