Employee Engagement at ECU

2024 UNC System Employee Engagement Survey

March 25th, 2024 – April 12th, 2024

The University of North Carolina System has completed its fourth system-wide employee survey to measure workplace engagement. This survey aligns with the UNC System Strategic Plan and helps identify areas of strength and areas for improvement at each institution. The survey was designed for permanent full-time employees and will help us gauge and enhance experiences as an ECU faculty or staff member.

This year’s survey was completed at the end of the day on Friday, April 12th, 2024.  At the final count, we received 2282 responses, resulting in a 42.53% response rate.  This final response rate was a small improvement over the 41.6% final response rate from the previous survey completed in 2022.

Over the summer, we will begin to receive reports from ModernThink that will summarize the data provided so that we can recognize our successes and begin planning to address the identified concerns that most directly impact and influence our workplace culture. A steering committee of representatives from across the university will review and analyze the results and prepare them to present to the entire campus once their work is complete.  We expect to begin sharing the results and findings with the campus soon after the overall UNC System survey results are shared with the Board of Governors later this fall.

We would like to thank respondents for their participation and look forward to sharing the results later this year. Please email weatherlyr19@ecu.edu with any questions.

About the Survey

At East Carolina University, we seek to cultivate a culture of care, belonging and opportunity for our faculty, staff and learners and all stakeholders, as outlined in Vision Priority 2: Workforce Success of the “Future Focused. Innovation Driven” strategic plan of the university. The 2022-2027 UNC System Strategic Plan, “Higher Expectations”, also includes a goal to improve the employee experience.  In addition, survey items were added to the 2024 Employee Engagement survey that relate directly to employee mental health and well-being.

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.

To date, the UNC System and its constituent institutions have participated in the Employee Engagement Survey four times –February 2018, February 2020, March 2022, and most recently, April 2024. Previous versions of the survey asked employees for their thoughts about topics relating to communications, collaboration, supervision, and benefits, among other items.

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