WMU Administration to launch employee engagement survey
Western Michigan University will launch a comprehensive survey soon that will help its senior leaders better understand employees' work experiences and measure progress on meeting WMU's employee-related strategic goals and priorities.
The survey period will start Monday, March 18, and run through Friday, April 5. Called the WMYou Employee Engagement Survey, this confidential, online questionnaire is designed to gather input specifically from employees.
The survey will take about 20 minutes to complete and is open to all WMU full- and part-time benefits-eligible faculty and staff, and members of the Professional Instructors Organization and Teaching Assistants Union.
About 3,800 people in those groups will receive an email invitation March 18 from ModernThink to take the survey. ModernThink is the external firm WMU is partnering with to administer the questionnaire. The firm will provide unique password information allowing eligible participants to log into the survey at any time 24 hours a day, seven days a week—from work or home using an internet-capable computer, tablet or phone. Read more at WMU News.
The following resources were developed to support and encourage survey participation:
- Video message from President Montgomery—view his message at staff meetings or share the link with team members.
- Frequently asked questions—review answers to the most commonly asked questions about the survey.
- Survey flyer—post in break rooms and insert in team newsletters.
- Contact us—with any questions you may have about this survey.
Fifteen employees representative of the University's employee groups are serving on the survey committee.
Nicole Millar Albee, Office of Student Conduct, director
Bob Brady, Human Resources, senior human resources consultant
Jeanne Baron, Office of Marketing and Communications, news and communication specialist
Kelly Bates, College of Aviation, budget analyst senior
James Cousins, College of Arts and Sciences, associate dean
Matthew Cronkhite, Facilities Management, utility technician-electrical
Alisa Heskin, Medieval Institute, graduate assistant
Marilyn Kritzman, School of Communication, faculty specialist II
Stephen Magura, Evaluation Center, director
Dennis Moore, Facilities Management, electrician
Lindsey Palar, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, director of diversity training/education
Shannon Rininger, Miller Auditorium, patron services manager
Kahler Schuemann, Office of the President, chief of staff and secretary to the Board of Trustees
Margaret von Steinen, offices of Government Affairs and Community Outreach, executive assistant senior
Carol Weideman, Department of Human Performance and Health Education, faculty specialist II