University of Toronto Faculty and Staff Experience Survey 2010

PDAD&C # 6, 2010-11
HR #2, 2010-11

MEMORANDUM

To: Principals, Deans, Academic Directors & Chairs
Professionals/Managers
From:    Edith Hillan, Vice-Provost, Faculty and Academic Life
Angela Hildyard, Vice President Human Resources & Equity
Date: July 27, 2010
Re: University of Toronto Faculty and Staff Experience Survey 2010


The University of Toronto is launching its second engagement survey of faculty and staff on Monday, October 18. Ipsos Reid, a leading Canadian market research firm, has been retained to administer the survey, which is a joint initiative of the Offices of the Vice-President and Provost and the Vice-President Human Resources and Equity.

The aim of the survey is to measure the impact of initiatives developed and/or implemented in response to the inaugural survey conducted in 2006, and to gather current information from faculty and staff participants to improve their work experience. While a 52% response rate on the University's 2006 survey was encouraging relative to other universities, our goal is to increase participation in 2010.

Two important changes are planned for the 2010 survey:
1. Where possible, survey results will be available at the unit level, to allow for more local analysis and planning.
2. Two new groups will be included – Sessional instructors (both non-union and those who are members of CUPE 3902 Unit 3) and full- and part-time clinical faculty in the Faculty of Medicine.

We will be providing you with a variety of resources over the next few months to encourage faculty and staff in your units to participate. Higher response rates will yield more meaningful results and make it more likely that results for your specific unit can be reported.

A report on actions taken as a result of the 2006 findings can be found at www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/news/survey.htm. More information regarding the 2010 Speaking Up survey will be made available over the coming months.

For questions regarding the survey, please contact Sara-Jane Finlay, Faculty and Academic Life (sarajane.finlay@utoronto.ca) or Janice Draper, Human Resources (janice.draper@utoronto.ca).