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This year the U is participating in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Great Colleges to Work For program. A random sample of employees will be invited to provide feedback. What to expect if you’re chosen.

This year the University of Utah is participating in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Great Colleges to Work For program, a study designed to recognize institutions that have built great workplaces. Part of the program involves an employee survey distributed to a sample of each institution’s full-time faculty, administrators, exempt and non-exempt staff.

This survey was designed specifically for higher education. On March 16, this survey will be distributed to a random selection of our employees. If you are included in this random sample of employees, you will receive an invitation encouraging you to take part. This invitation will be sent to you via email.

If you receive the invitation, please take a moment to complete the survey. You will be representing not only yourself, but also your colleagues, so please take the time to share your feedback. The results of the survey will be factored into the overall scoring process that will ultimately determine the institutions recognized. After The Chronicle publishes the findings this July, our institution will receive a report that summarizes responses to the survey questions.

This is a confidential survey that measures the strength of certain organizational competencies and relationships that most directly impact and influence an institution’s culture. Your participation and honest feedback are critical to the assessment process. To ensure the confidentiality of your responses, your survey will be processed by ModernThink LLC, a research and consulting firm focusing on workplace excellence. Our institution will not be given any information that would enable us to trace survey data back to any one individual.

We encourage everyone’s participation. A high response rate helps ensure accurate results and demonstrates the commitment of our workforce. Thank you, in advance, for your participation.

Please contact Chris Bone, director of employee relations, or visit, if you have any questions.