Measuring our progress
We know we can only reach our student success goals when our faculty and staff feel supported and engaged in their roles. On campus, we administer our UK @ Work employee engagement survey every two years.
The UK @ Work survey seeks to better understand employee perceptions and experiences about working at UK. There are approximately 60 items on the survey related to communication, leadership, diversity and inclusion, stress and well-being, pay and benefits, and university culture. There are also two open-ended items for employees to provide insights about what makes UK a great place to work and what could be improved.
All campus faculty and staff with a full-time equivalency (FTE) of at least 0.5 who were hired on or before August 16, 2021, are eligible to take the survey.
If you are eligible for the survey, you will receive an email with a survey link from our survey vendor, Willis Towers Watson. Your survey link is unique to you, so please don't share it with anyone else.
Individual survey responses are confidential and will be submitted directly to and analyzed by the survey vendor. No one in the university knows who did or did not respond to the survey or how an individual responded. Reports are only generated for groups that have at least 10 responses.
Comments are summarized and shared as themes at the university and college level; comments are not connected to individuals, and the vendor redacts all personally identifying information that may be shared in a comment.
After completing the survey, employees have an option to enter their email in a random drawing for a chance to win one of many prizes. Past prizes have included basketball tickets, football tickets, UK licensed apparel, MacBook Air, Apple Watch, and more!
Plus, any survey group with 100% participation will be provided a team meal of choice from a UK-approved restaurant/caterer.