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Employee Engagement Survey


About the survey

At UNC-Chapel Hill we want to continue fostering a workforce that is prepared to meet the changing needs of the University — a priority in the strategic plans for both the UNC System and our campus. The UNC System Strategic Plan includes a goal to foster diverse and excellent institutions. To support this goal, each institution in the UNC System participates in a biennial system-wide survey to gather input about workplace engagement.

The UNC System Employee Engagement Survey aims to gain clearer measurements for success that will assist with our recruitment, retention, and development of the most talented and diverse workforce possible — both as a system and on our campus. The data will also be useful to University leadership and others in our community as we work to build on faculty and staff engagement, build on successes and address ongoing challenges.

The survey is designed for full-time employees and can help us gauge and enhance employee experience as a Carolina employee. We are committed to building and supporting a diverse and inclusive workplace where our faculty and staff can succeed, and employee participation in the survey helps us continue working towards that commitment.

To date, the UNC System and its constituent institutions have participated in the Employee Engagement Survey three times – February 2018, February 2020 and March 2022. The survey has asked employees for their thoughts about topics relating to communications, collaboration, supervision and benefits, among other items.

We appreciate the time our staff and faculty took to complete the previous surveys, and we will continue to evaluate our programs, policies and processes to ensure we meet the high standards we all have for UNC.


Information & Resources

Individual responses submitted are confidential. The UNC System and individual campuses present aggregate survey results, which may be disaggregated by certain demographics (e.g., unit, employee type, race, gender).

Three survey installments were administered by ModernThink LLC, an independent research and consulting firm that specializes in higher education, which also administers the Great Colleges to Work For survey on behalf of the Chronicle for Higher Education.