Employee Engagement Survey

UNC Charlotte is participating in the UNC System Employee Engagement Survey, a regularly-scheduled survey on workplace satisfaction that began in 2018 and is being repeated every two years at all UNC System institutions as part of the UNC System Strategic Plan. The System has contracted with ModernThink, an independent research and consulting firm that specializes in higher education climate assessment, to administer the survey.

Understanding employee engagement. The UNC System wants to measure workplace engagement. Studies have shown that the more engaged an employee is at their workplace, the more satisfied the employee is and the more productive the work unit is. 

Data matters. The UNC System has limited useful system-wide information about how faculty and staff feel about their workplace. The engagement survey collects data from both faculty and staff and will help the identify areas of strength and areas that need improvement.

Honest feedback counts. The survey results allow UNC Charlotte and system leaders to recognize successes and understand concerns that influence workplace culture. Among the topics explored are collaboration, communication, supervision, workplace culture, diversity and benefits. The survey results will also assist the UNC System in advocating for improvements to human resources policies at the statewide level that are generally beyond the University’s institutional control.

2018 Results
Results of the 2018 survey, sent to permanent faculty and staff employed as of December 2017, were shared in a presentation to the campus community on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. ModernThink led the presentation. 

  • Download a PDF of the PowerPoint presentation.

  • A video of the presentation is below.


2020 Survey
The survey was sent to all permanent faculty and staff employed as of December 2019. Participation was voluntary but a great opportunity to share your honest feedback with the System. 

The survey launched on Tuesday, Feb. 4. The survey takes on average about 20-25 minutes to complete. 

Survey participation is voluntary, and answers are completely confidential. Only ModernThink has access to individual responses. Read more from ModernThink.


For questions about UNC Charlotte's survey participation: Alyson Ebaugh at aebaugh@uncc.edu or 704-687-0665.