We’re doing a “Spot Check.”
Tell us what you think

Take the Survey

All full-time faculty and staff members will be invited via email to take the survey hosted on ModernThink’s secure website. The survey is available between March 18, 2024 through April 1, 2024 (two weeks).

You will be asked to enter a username and password, which will be provided in an e-mail invitation sent to you directly by ModernThink.

You may take the survey at any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from work or from home. Internet access is required. Employees taking the survey can use the same workstation, as long as each person properly logs into, and out of, the survey.

Survey Dimensions

The ModernThink Higher Education Insight Survey© measures 10 core dimensions reflecting managerial and organizational competencies specific to higher education:


The goal of this dimension is to measure the perceived cooperation and collegiality within workgroups and across the institution.


The purpose of this dimension is to assess the quality of internal communications specifically related to transparency, clarity and interactivity.

Confidence in Senior Leadership

This dimension measures the confidence faculty and staff report in the capabilities and credibility of senior leadership. Senior leadership is defined as the most senior members of the institution (e.g., chancellor or president and those who report directly to him/her).

Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

This important dimension gauges faculty and staff perceptions of the levels of diversity, inclusion, and belonging at the institution. It asks employees to evaluate the institution’s diversity and inclusion efforts, as well as the individual’s own personal sense of belonging.

Faculty & Staff Well-being

More than ever, employee well-being is being recognized as a vital element of the overall work experience, and ultimately employee engagement. This dimension includes five statements that address an employee’s physical, emotional, and mental well-being.

Job Satisfaction & Support

This dimension provides insight into the satisfaction with job fit, autonomy and resources.

Mission & Pride

This dimension evaluates the sense of pride and connection faculty/employees report regarding their affiliation with the institution.

Performance Management

This dimension measures the efficiency of policies, procedures, and processes within the college. It also evaluates the college’s efforts in employee recognition.

Professional Development

Support for faculty/staff professional development is critical both in terms of building organizational capacity, and acknowledging and supporting individual development needs. The dimension provides insight into the reported satisfaction with career/professional development opportunities for staff, and support for research and clarity of the tenure process for faculty.

Supervisors/Department Chair Effectiveness

This dimension provides insight into the relationship faculty/employees report with their department chair or supervisor and assesses critical managerial competencies. There has been significant research measuring the importance of the relationship an employee has with his or her supervisor or direct report.

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