Missouri University of Science and Technology

April 10, 2008


FROM:            Warren K. Wray, Ph.D., P.E.

SUBJECT:     Upcoming Employee Survey for The Chronicle of Higher Education
                        "Great Colleges to Work For" Program

Our institution 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. This study supports Missouri S&T's commitment to its strategic goal 2.3 ("Becoming recognized as the employer of choice for faculty and staff by 2011 by creating a campus community that acknowledges, rewards, and celebrates excellence.") This study will assist us in gathering input on what matters to our employees.

Part of the program involves an employee survey distributed to a random sample of each institution's full-time faculty, administrators and professional staff. This survey was designed specifically for Higher Education.

On April 11, 2008, this survey will be distributed to a random selection of our employees. Since you have been selected in this random sample of employees, you will receive an invitation encouraging you to take part in this survey. This invitation will be sent to you via email.

Please take the few minutes needed to complete the survey. You will be representing not only yourself, but all your colleagues, so please take the time to complete and submit the survey. The results of the survey will be factored into the overall scoring process that will ultimately determine the institutions to be recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

After The Chronicle of Higher Education publishes the findings this summer, our institution will receive a report that summarizes responses to the survey questions.

This is an anonymous 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 is critical to the assessment process. To ensure the confidentiality of your responses, your survey will be received directly by and 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.

Chancellor Carney and I 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.


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