Thank you for participating in the Working at Iowa - Survey 2012 conducted in October 2012. Nearly 67 percent of eligible faculty and staff participated in the survey, surpassing response rates for 2006 (43 percent) and 2008 (62 percent).
Highlights from the University results include:
- 95 percent of faculty and staff reported that they know what’s expected of them at work, and 95 percent said they know how their jobs fit into the university’s overall mission.
- 93 percent would recommend the UI to a friend seeking employment.
- 93 percent said their work units focus on providing excellent service to those they serve, an upward trend that may be linked to emphases on student success, quality health-care services, and other strategic priorities.
- 90 percent said their supervisors treat them with respect, 85 percent reported that individuals in their work units are civil and respectful with each other, and 84 percent said the university treats them respectfully.
University-wide results show more room for improvement in two areas: fair distribution of workloads and effective management of conflict within work units:
- 71 percent agreed that workloads are distributed fairly. The report notes that responses to this item may be influenced by increased pressures related to flood recovery, budget constraints, or higher enrollments.
- 74 percent said work unit conflicts are managed effectively. Results show this has been improving since 2006, but the 2012 report continues to highlight it as an area for continuing improvement.
The University Report is now available for your review and consideration.
The university-level report provides responses to all survey items by faculty and staff, both combined and broken out by employee group (faculty, professional and scientific, merit). In addition, seven survey items are examined for a trend analysis using 2006 and 2008 survey data.
College- and many unit-level reports will soon be available for consideration at a more local level. An action-planning guide and other resources to support the communication of results and the development of response plans is also available on the UI Working at Iowa and University Human Resources websites.
Working at Iowa (WAI): What and Why (text)
New for 2012: Changes in the 2012 survey
Additional WAI Information
Page last updated November 2012