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Monday, November 20, 2017

Engagement Survey Response Rates and Gratitude

Dear colleagues,

Last month our campus participated in the University of Minnesota employee engagement survey. I want to thank those of you who took the time to complete the survey. UMD had an impressive overall survey response rate of 74%. That breaks down to a response rate of 67% from faculty and 78% from staff.  

Here is a breakdown of response rates by college/unit:
Chancellor’s Units: 88%
Student Life (VCSL): 83%
Finance and Operations (VCFO): 56%
Academic Affairs* (EVCAA): 75% (83% Staff 67% Faculty)
LSBE: 81% response (Staff: 87% Faculty 78%)
SCSE: 63% response (Staff: 79% Faculty 55%)
CLA: 75% response (Staff: 91% Faculty 73%)
CEHSP: 74% response (Staff: 78% Faculty 73%)
SFA: 64% response (Staff: 68% Faculty 62%)
(*Includes colleges)

This is an important measurement tool that provides critical feedback for UMD. I am very proud of the work that has occurred across campus as a result of previous survey results. Early next semester we will get the 2017 results. I look forward to continuing to work together to address the challenges and opportunities identified.

Thank you for sharing your valuable input.

Have a wonderful and safe long Thanksgiving weekend.


Lendley C. Black