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Institutional Priorities
…the college’s goals and strategic initiatives have been clearly communicated to me
…priorities are clearly understood at the college
…upper level management displays transparency when communicating the prioritization of institutional decisions
…I understand the priorities of the institution
…the institution articulates a clear vision of the future
…the college’s policymaking processes result in the establishment of sound policies
…I feel connected to the mission/vision
…the mission and purpose of the college make me feel my job is important
…mission is clearly articulated through one or more public documents
…the actions of this institution reflect its values
…the extent to which the staffing structure effectively supports the institutional mission and goals
…the collective actions of employees adequately reflect the core values of the college

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Innovation
…[______] aligns its career programs with the job market
…I am empowered to pursue my ideas without formal permission
…I am encouraged to be innovative in my work
…I can experiment with new ways of doing things in my job
…I have tried new things that did not work out, but I still plan to try again
…I take on new and challenging projects as part of my job
…innovation is appreciated at this college
…the campus environment is one that encourages and nurtures positive change
…innovation is encouraged at the institution
…trying new ideas or approaches is encouraged
…I am supported to explore my natural curiosity as part of my daily work
…I feel supported and encouraged to explore and innovate
…the college supports a culture of innovation
…the pace of change is appropriate

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Overall Satisfaction
…I am satisfied with my job
…I am satisfied with the overall leadership of the college
…I believe [________] develops strategies to identify and address on-going workforce needs
…working at [________] is an overall enjoyable experience
…I am satisfied with my overall employment experience at this institution
…I am satisfied with [________] as a place to work
…I would recommend working here
…I am proud to tell people that I work for this institution
…I like working for this institution
…the working environment at the college is welcoming
…I am likely to be employed at this institution five years from now

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Technology
…current technology practices and policies enable me to perform the responsibilities of my position at an acceptable level
…employees have the technology skills needed to effectively perform their job duties
…I have adequate technology to meet my needs
…I have the technology skills needed to perform my job duties
…information technology services support my work
…technological innovation is supported at the college
…technology is upgraded and used as a tool to promote greater student access, learning options, service, efficiencies and productivity
…technology makes it easier to do my job
…technology supports student learning at [________]
…the college is keeping up with technological advancements to support teaching and learning
…the college provides information technology products that support me in my work at [________]
…the college uses technology to support programs and services
…the college’s computer information system allows me to meet my job responsibilities efficiently
…you are satisfied with technology required to effectively do your job
…the institution’s technology tools allow me to meet my job responsibilities efficiently
…I feel the college is technologically current

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Workload
…I am able to adjust my work schedule in order to participate in college activities and events
…I am satisfied with my ability to balance my work and personal life
…I feel my department’s workload is manageable and sustainable
…I feel my workload is comparable to others with the same job responsibilities
…my workload is reasonable
…the amount of work I am asked to do is reasonable
…the amount of work I do is appropriate
…the pace of growth at [________] is manageable and sustainable
…the workload is evenly and fairly distributed
…work demands are distributed equitably within my department
…workload demands are equitable for college employees with the same job title/job description
…workload demands for my time are included in the institution level planning process

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Safety
…campus security provides for my safety
…college campus security enhances my safety
…I am safe from crime at work
…I am satisfied that [________] is a safe and comfortable place to work and learn
…I am satisfied with the health and safety practices of the college
…I am satisfied with the security measures in place at [________]
…I feel safe in my work environment
…I feel safe on campus
…in general, I feel safe when on a [________] campus
…[________] provides a safe environment
…the college meets occupational, safety, and health standards
…my work site meets occupational, safety, and health standards (e.g. air quality, ergonomics)
…my workspace is a physically safe environment
…[________] offers a safe work environment for me
…the campus provides for my safety
…the campus security provides for my safety
…the college is safe and secure
…the college provides a safe and secure working environment
…the institution provides for my safety
…this institution demonstrates commitment to employee safety
…campus security provides for my safety
…I feel safe and welcome at [________]
…I feel safe within the campus environment
…the institution provides a safe and secure working environment
…I feel prepared to handle an on-campus emergency situation
…I am aware the college offers victims of sexual misconduct adequate support, resources and services
…college employees (faculty and staff) are adequately trained on what to do when a victim reports sexual misconduct
…this college would handle a crisis effectively and appropriately

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Health/Wellness and Wellbeing
…attention is paid to faculty, staff and administrator job satisfaction and morale
…[________] provides resources that encourage my personal health and wellness
…I am able to participate in health and wellness programs provided by the college
…I feel the level of stress in the workplace is appropriate
…I value this institution’s efforts to promote wellness (e.g. time-off for fitness activities, on-campus access to flu shots, etc.)
…[________] creates an environment that leads to individual employee well being
…the college actively promotes and supports an environment that is conducive to the health and wellness of its employees
…the college helps it employees develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle
…the institution fosters employee wellness
…the stress I experience in my work is manageable
…the institution supports family involvement

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Cultural Respect/Diversity
…ethnic and cultural diversity are valued at [________]
…all employees from all backgrounds are treated fairly
…[________] creates a welcoming environment for individuals of diverse backgrounds (e.g., gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, physical disability, economic background, sexual orientation, or religious beliefs)
…employee ethnic and cultural diversity are important at this institution
…ethnic and cultural diversity is accepted and respected at this college
…ethnic and cultural diversity is accepted and respected in my work team
…[________] regularly demonstrates a commitment to racial and ethnic diversity
…[________] policies and practices are implemented fairly across all employees, regardless of ethnicity
…my supervisor is open to the ideas, opinions, and beliefs of everyone
…people from all backgrounds are treated equitably
…people of different abilities, cultures and racial/ethnic backgrounds are well-represented among faculty and staff
…special employee programs exist to help advance underrepresented groups and women
…the college is achieving its diversity goals
…the faculty, staff, and students at [________] are welcoming to people from different economic backgrounds
…the faculty, staff, and students at [________] are welcoming to people of different races
…the faculty, staff, and students at [________] are welcoming to people of different gender identity or sexual orientations
…the faculty, staff, and students at [________] are welcoming to people who are Non-native-English speakers
…the institution effectively promotes diversity in the workplace
…the institution has demonstrated a commitment to diversity and inclusivity
…this institution provides a diverse and inclusive environment
…this institution provides employees with adequate training/development regarding diversity and cultural competence
…this organization provides opportunities for all employees to grow and develop at all levels without barriers or discrimination
…those in leadership or authority positions are respectful of cultural differences
…those not in leadership or authority positions are respectful of cultural differences
…tolerance (the acceptance of other’s ideas, communication styles, and differences) is practiced at this institution
…your experience at this institution has been comfortable and inclusive regardless of your race/ethnic group, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, physical/mental health, social economic status, or age
…[________] has a non-discrimination policy that includes religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, height, weight, arrest record, veteran status and disability, or other classifications as required by applicable U.S. federal, state, or local law
…we have a work environment that is open and accepts individual differences
…[________] offers trainings, panel discussions, and other opportunities to address diversity topics such as racial/ethnic, sexual orientation, and people with disabilities
…[________] values differences in age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race or ethnicity, and people with disabilities
…this organization promotes a work environment that has no barriers (e.g., communication, promotional opportunities, working relationships, etc.) created by cultural differences among individuals
…[_______] is a place that encourages all to learn about and appreciate differences among its employees
…I am treated with respect at this institution
…I am treated with respect by my work team
…I am treated with respect by administration
…I believe diversity initiatives are relevant to my work
…I am treated appropriately regardless of my age within my department
…my colleagues genuinely welcome difference
…I have the opportunity to have professional interactions with others of diverse backgrounds
…my institution applies an intercultural mindset when making decisions
…I am sensitive to the needs of other cultures
…my institution promotes an educational environment that incorporates the experiences and voices of students from diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds
…the benefits of a diverse work group are promoted in my division
…I feel comfortable with expressing my cultural/religious beliefs
…the college promotes cultural competency
…the college offers opportunities for me to learn about people, cultures, and experiences different from my own
…gender equity issues are given appropriate consideration

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Work Ethic/Responsibility
…faculty, staff and administrators have high aspirations for [________] and hold themselves to high expectations
…I have high aspirations for my own job performance and hold myself to high expectations
…I take personal responsibility for the quality of my performance
…I take personal responsibility for the success of the college in meeting its mission
…members of the college community take personal responsibility to improve the college
…my associates or fellow employees are committed to doing quality work
…my co-workers take responsibility for the quality of their performance
…my job provides a sense of personal accomplishment
…the college promotes individual responsibility and integrity
…the institution addresses low-performing employees or detrimental workplace situations
…the people I work with most closely are committed to producing top quality work
…my supervisor expects excellence and continuous improvement
…I am encouraged to adopt high expectations for my job performance
…I am aware of the processes involved in the function of my unit
…my job makes good use of my skills and abilities

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Campus Collaboration
… I feel comfortable asking people in other departments for help
… I receive good internal quality service at [________] from other departments
…an inclusive environment is created through my institution’s practices at the main campus and at the off-campus centers
…collaboration is executed across departments to better serve students.
…college administrative leadership has an appropriate understanding of the work I do
…different divisions at the college cooperate and communicate with each other
…faculty and/or staff are involved in development of new policies and procedures
…faculty, staff, and administration work well together
…I feel valued as a member of the college community
…I have an appropriate understanding of the work college administrative leadership does
…I have participated on a cross-functional team while at [________]
…[________] is responding to the needs of its internal community (staff, faculty, administrators)
…the areas of instruction, student affairs and administrative services work together
…the employee handbook creates a collaborative work environment
…the institution fosters inter-departmental collaboration
…there are positive effective relationships between faculty/staff/administration
…there is a climate of civility at [________]
…there is a positive relationship between faculty/staff/administration
…there is a positive relationship between faculty and administration
…there is a positive relationship between faculty and staff
…there is a positive relationship between staff and administration
…there is campus-wide input on matters of importance
…this institution functions cohesively as one college
…unions and the college administration work together successfully
…I feel like I am an important part of the college community
…I participate in broad-scale college initiatives
…students, faculty, and advisors communicate about academic performance at frequent intervals
…you believe the college is an inclusive environment in which to work
…a spirit of cooperation exists between departments
…meetings are well planned and executed
…communication occurs effectively up, down, and across different units of the organization
…the collective actions of employees adequately reflect the core values of the college
…I have an opportunity to work with other departments on campus
…others are helpful when you do not understand their processes
…I am treated with civility (here defined as “respect, courtesy and consideration”) by Staff/Administration/Faculty
…I am treated with civility (here defined as “respect, courtesy and consideration”) by the Executive Leadership Team (Asst. Vice-Presidents & above)
…employees in various work roles regularly identify, develop, and utilize effectiveness measures together
…I feel a part of the college community
…a sense of family or community exists within the college
…there is a sense that we are all on the same team at the institution
…there is respect between employees across constituent groups
…the college promotes excellent working relationships among campuses and locations
…effective lines of communication exist among campuses and locations
…college communication is consistent regardless of the communicator
…there is respect between employees in my constituent group

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Student Success/Student Focus
…student programming meets the needs of students
…student organizations enhance students overall experience at the institution
…I am satisfied with the New Student Orientation process
…the college’s processes for identifying students’ needs lead to appropriate support services being provided
…I contribute to our students’ success
…I believe students acquire skills needed to be successful in their academic program
…the institution fosters the development of student responsibility
…my institution provides the resources needed to support the educational needs of students
…the institution fosters the development of student responsibility (student success)

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Resources/Funding
…I have access to the equipment I need to be effective in my job
…budgeting practices used at the college ensure that resources are allocated efficiently
…[________] demonstrates to taxpayers that it’s an effective investment of public funds
…[________] identifies and secures outside funding and partnerships for programs and activities
…I am satisfied with my understanding of how the college budget is constructed
…I feel informed about college budgeting decisions
…I have access to the resources necessary to meet my job responsibilities
…I have adequate resources to perform my job
…I have the materials and equipment to do my job right
…I have the materials and tools to do my job
…I have the necessary equipment, tools, and resources to do my job effectively
…I have the resources and support necessary to be effective in my job
…I have the supplies, technology, materials, and equipment I need to do my work well
…I receive timely and accurate information about the Institutional Budget
…resource allocation decisions are participatory
…resources are allocated to make the college more learning centered
…the budget development process is transparent and inclusive
…the institution works well with matters of college finance
…tools and resources are available to support my work processes
…the extent to which the institution effectively uses its financial resources to maximize the achievement of educational objectives
…the extent to which the college’s planning and decision making processes assist my department in getting its needs fulfilled
…change efforts are supported with appropriate resources to carry out the changes
…my department has adequate financial resources to effectively provide high quality programs or services
…budgetary decisions at this institution are aligned with the mission of the institution
…planning/budgeting priorities flow from and support the mission

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Surveys/Assessment/Data
…survey results are effectively utilized
…my department has performance data that tells us how well we are achieving our goals
…my department uses performance data to improve the service(s) we provide
…assessment is used to improve instruction
…assessment is used to improve student learning outcomes
…assessment practices benefit students and the college
…college research and data are incorporated into college planning and evaluation
…continuous quality improvement is based on informed decision-making
…data and information related to my job functions are utilized
…data is used in making decisions
…data/research services support my work
…employees regularly use data to inform decision-making
…I am satisfied with the current method of job performance evaluation for all levels of employees
…I am using data or evidence in my decision making
…I have adequate support to sustain assessment
…I use meaningful data for decision making
…institution research results are effectively used
…[________] analyzes relevant data before making decisions
…[________] regularly evaluates its academic programs for students
…[________] regularly evaluates its departmental services for students
…leaders regularly review performance measures to identify needed actions
…my job performance is evaluated fairly
…past survey results are effectively utilized
…program review processes provide effective evaluation of programs and services
…student learning outcomes and assessment are ongoing and used for improvement in the college
…survey results are effectively utilized
…the college uses quality improvement tools and methods to solve problems
…the employee evaluation process produces meaningful results for my performance improvement
…the employee survey results are effectively utilized
…the institution fosters evidence-based practice
…the results of this survey will be used to make [________] a stronger institution
…the use of data in decision making and assessment occurs
…using data to measure college performance has improved [________]’s organizational systems
…assessment system impacts instruction
…the institution adequately measures performance relative to its goals
…you are comfortable evaluating senior leadership electronically using college resources
…appropriate data are gathered and used to inform decisions
…institutional data are available and used for planning
…I use reliable data or information in my decision making
…goals and action assessment (closing the loop) is highlighted across the college
…the college systematically reviews its own planning and evaluation processes

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Training/Professional Development
…there is adequate training available to me in my area of responsibility
…I received adequate training for my position within a reasonable time from hire
…this institution provides work- and career- related training opportunities to employees
…opportunities are provided for faculty and staff to learn and practice leadership skills at this institution
…professional development and training opportunities are useful for my career growth
…I am given the time and/or authorization to access training opportunities that are available at this institution
…the available training opportunities at this institution are relevant to my career needs
…my development is encouraged
…I have had opportunities at work to learn and grow in the last year
…the college embodies the philosophy of lifelong learning

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Community/Partnerships
…the college builds and maintains relationships with other organizations in our district (e.g., high school districts, employers, etc.)
…all [________] colleges and centers collaborate to achieve [________] district priorities
…employees present a positive image of this institution to the public
…[________] identifies and secures outside funding and partnerships for programs and activities
…[________] partners effectively with the business community
…[________] promotes partnerships with other colleges
…[________] promotes partnerships with school districts
…I am given an opportunity to impact the community in a positive way
…I am satisfied with the image [________] has in the community
…I believe [________] is a leader of economic development in the community
…quality and comparability with on-campus courses are assured in concurrent enrollment courses offered at area high schools
…quality and comparability with on-campus courses are assured in online courses
…the college actively supports the community and economic development of the 18-county service area
…the college builds and maintains relationships with other organizations in our district (e.g., high school districts, employers, etc.)
…the college builds partnerships with business and industry
…the college has a positive image in the community
…the institution supports community involvement
…[________] is responsive to the needs of the greater community
…I have an opportunity to impact the local community in a positive way
…I believe the college builds effective partnerships to address workforce needs

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Quality Improvement
…my department has goals (formal or informal) focused on quality service
…employees are committed to continuous quality improvement
…[________] is actively concerned about improving quality
…[________]’s quality improvement plan has positively affected the college’s performance
…the college is committed to continuous quality improvement
…the college’s processes for evaluating effectiveness help identify opportunities for improvement
…the college’s processes for implementing improvement lead to actual improvement
…there is a shared process of continuous improvement
…I have implemented ideas that were shared with me by students
…the overall culture of the college has improved since the last climate survey
…evaluation processes and results foster improvement of programs/services
…[________] planning process fosters improvement

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Adjunct/Part-time
…adjunct faculty are included in the college community
…adjunct faculty are provided support, professional development opportunities and are included in college activities
…adjunct faculty feel they are encouraged to participate in the college community
…adjunct faculty feel they are included in the college community
…I feel adjunct faculty are included in the campus community
…part-time faculty feel they are included in the community
…[adjunct faculty] the extent to which I feel included in the college community

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Conflict/Differences in Opinion
…conflicts are appropriately resolved on campus
…conflicts are dealt with in a professional, effective, and timely manner
…decisions and actions of [________] employees reflect open-minded and transparent dialog
…differences of opinion are encouraged at this institution
…employee issues are effectively resolved
…I am comfortable expressing divergent opinions among my peers
…I feel respected when I share an unpopular belief or opinion
…intercultural, disability, racial/ethnic conflict is acknowledged at [________]
…my supervisor resolves conflict in a fair manner
…the college maintains a campus culture that values diversity of opinion
…differences of opinion are encouraged at the institution
…employees address disagreements or problems in an open and assertive manner, rather than ignore or address them in another counterproductive way
…when communicated, my problems or concerns are addressed
…I have the opportunity to hear many points of view before making a decision
…campus climate fosters a respectful dialogue even when opinions differ

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Hiring/HR
…the college follows a defined, consistent, and transparent hiring process
…hiring and promotion practices are fair and equitable
…I feel supported by the Human Resource Office
…I appreciate the need to seriously consider diverse candidates when I serve on a search/hiring committee
…[_____] is meeting its staffing needs
…I am satisfied with the college’s efforts to create and sustain a diverse workforce

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Scholarships/Financial Support for Students
…the college provides scholarship opportunities for students
…I am satisfied with the dissemination of scholarship opportunities offered through [________]
…information is disseminated across the institution regarding potential financial aid opportunities for all students (both curriculum and continuing education)

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Facilities
…the college facilities meet students’ needs
…the college facilities support growth in programs and enrollment
…appropriate equipment, materials, and work space are provided for me to do my job
…employees have a neutral place to discuss issues that impact their work environment
…facilities services support my work
…I am satisfied with classroom and educational equipment at [________]
…I am satisfied with the facility resources at [________]
…I am satisfied with the way space is allocated on campus
…my immediate physical work environment (ventilation, temperature, space to work, cleanliness, etc.) is satisfactory
…my work site meets occupational, safety, and health standards (e.g. air quality, ergonomics)
…the physical environment supports my best work
…the physical environment supports my work processes
…the physical environment supports teaching and learning
…you are satisfied with campus facilities
…the facilities (e.g. classrooms, offices, laboratories) adequately meet my needs
…campus facilities (e.g., offices, classrooms, labs) meet the needs of college employees and students

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Strategic Plan
…President’s Cabinet communicates a visionary plan for the future
…I am familiar with the strategic goals of the college
…I am satisfied with my understanding of the strategic planning process at the college
…I feel I have the opportunity to contribute to the college’s strategic plan
…I had an opportunity participate in the development of the college’s strategic plan
…I have an opportunity for involvement with carrying out [________]’s strategic plan
…I have the opportunity for input in my unit’s strategic plan and assessment
…planning effectively supports the institutional mission and goals
…planning processes used by employees of the college ensure continued effectiveness into the future
…program review processes are integrated into institutional evaluation and planning
…the college is engaged in strategic planning
…there is a shared vision for the college
…I am familiar with the strategic goals of the institution
…strategic plan is clearly understood at the college
…the college plans for change
…the institution understands and embraces ongoing planning
…the college follows the strategic planning documents

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Harassment/Discrimination
…I think harassment and/or discrimination is a problem at [________]

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Trust
…decisions and actions of [________] employees reflect honesty, trust and respect for all
…I am satisfied that I am able to report incidents of discrimination or harassment without retribution
…I have someone to talk to confidentially about work‐related concerns
…I trust the data and information available to me
…management is a trustworthy source of important information
…the college supports a culture built on trust
…there is a sense of trust and confidence (in one another) among all member of the college community
…there is an environment of trust
…there is an overall trusting relationship between faculty/staff/leadership
…trust is valued at this institution
…to what extent do you feel comfortable voicing your concerns or ideas to your supervisor, dean, or administrator?
…I feel comfortable voicing my concerns or ideas to upper level administrators
…college employees are visibly supportive and trusting of their colleagues
…I feel comfortable voicing work concerns to my supervisor or appropriate entity
…you feel comfortable voicing your concerns or ideas to your supervisor, dean, or administrator

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Marketing/Advertising
…the college has effective marketing and advertising
…I am satisfied with the marketing and promotion of [________]
…marketing is integrated throughout the institution

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Recognition/Praise
…college employees are recognized and rewarded for their work
…employees in my department receive praise based on merit
…I receive recognition or praise for doing good work
…I receive the right amount of recognition for my work
…I regularly receive recognition or appreciation for doing good work
…outstanding job performance receives recognition at this institution
…student success is recognized
…teaching excellence is recognized
…the college appropriately celebrates our successes
…this institution has a fair employee recognition and awards program
…this institution has a functional and fully implemented employee recognition and rewards program
…this institution recognizes and rewards individuals for excellent job performance
…I receive recognition or praise for doing good work
…work excellence is recognized
…I have received positive recognition or praise for my work in the past week

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Benefits/Compensation
…compensation is equitable for employees with the same job title/job description
…I am satisfied with my total compensation package (salary and benefits)
… [________] provides a comprehensive employee benefits package
…this institution provides a comprehensive employee benefits package (e.g., medical, leave, flexible schedule, tuition reimbursement)
…this institution has a fair merit pay program
…the employee benefits package meets my needs

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Performance Evaluation
… [________]’s performance evaluation process is effective
…my most recent performance evaluation was a fair assessment of my work
…employees are involved in determining and improving performance measures
…I desire increased formal evaluation of my performance
…[Staff Only] this institution has an equitable job evaluation program.
…in my department, actions are taken to address employees who cannot or will not improve performance
…I felt the performance review conversation was beneficial in helping my development
…the employee evaluation process accurately measures my job performance
…someone has talked to me about my progress within the past six months
…I am satisfied with the performance appraisal process

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Leadership/Supervisory Structure
…the college’s leadership/supervisory structure is representing my interests
…I understand the organizational structure of the college
…I understand the governance structure of the college
…top administrators work effectively toward achieving the college’s goals
…leaders effectively communicate key decisions
…the organizational structure that exists is helping us work together as one college
…senior leadership understands what is really happening at this organization
…leaders are working towards creating a positive environment
…I am aware of opportunities to participate in collegial governance on this campus through my constituency group (faculty, staff and administration)
…I am knowledgeable about the current collegial governance at this college

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Retention
…the college has processes in place that result in acceptable levels of student retention

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Ethics
…I am expected to exercise high ethical standards as a [________] employee
…I am able to report incidents of unethical or illegal behavior without retribution
…the college has established policies and processes that ensure the ethical behavior of all employees

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Board of Trustees
…a spirit of cooperation exists between the college and the Board of Trustees
…Board policies support instruction that serves the needs of students and the community
…I am satisfied with the management of the college by the Board of Regents of [________]
…the Board is engaged with the college and its constituencies
…the Board of Trustees acts within legal and ethical boundaries and with integrity and transparency
…the Board of Trustees pursues sound fiscal management and planning outcomes
…the Board of Trustees seriously considers my department’s ideas
…the Board of Trustees supports and facilitates student success in academics and extracurricular activities
…the Board provides effective leadership
…you understand the role of the Board of Trustees within the organizational structure of the college
…the Board provides effective leadership
…the Board acts as a unit with one voice
…through its behavior, the Board has set a positive example for the president and other employees

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Job Security
…I feel I have job security

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Value/Inclusion
…my institution prioritizes creating a more inclusive campus community that is welcoming of employees from diverse backgrounds
…the increase of equity and diversity efforts has added value to the institution
…[_______] uses terms like “partner” or “significant other” instead of, or alongside “spouse” where appropriate, such as in invitations to work functions
…an inclusive environment is created through my institution’s practices at the main campus and at the off-campus centers
…my institution’s practices are indicative of a culturally inclusive environment
…the environment at this institution is supportive of the expression of different opinions, styles and perceptions

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Academic Freedom
…this institution allows faculty and students to enjoy academic freedom (here defined as “freedom in the classroom in discussing their subject, freedom in research and the publication of results, and freedom to speak as citizens when not speaking on behalf of the institution”)

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Workgroup Collaboration
…my team is effective and productive and does quality work
…my department has goals (formal or informal) focused on quality education and service
…my area operates efficiently

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Decision-Making Processes
…I participate in decisions at the institution
…constituency groups are appropriately involved in decisions that have college-wide impact
…I feel engaged in decision-making through the college’s committee structure
…politics play a role in the way decisions are made
…decisions are communicated in a timely manner to all levels of the college
…the decision-making is a collaborative process where you feel satisfied you had your input
…the institution considers employee feedback in decision-making
…the college’s decision-making process is appropriate
…processes for decision-making by campus leaders are clear and communicated widely
…the college’s committee structure supports planning and decision making
…students are able to appropriately influence the direction of the institution
…I am satisfied with the overall shared governance structure

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Accountability
…[________] exhibits a culture of accountability
…the college environment supports personal accountability
…I know what is expected of me at work
…I perceive I am accountable for my role at [________]
…I perceive there to be individual accountability
…there is individual accountability
…individuals are held accountable for their job performance
…individuals at this institution are held accountable for bad behavior
…people are held accountable for achieving goals and meeting expectations
…programs are relevant, and accountability measures are presented to ensure excellence and quality
…support staff is held accountable for performing their job responsibilities
…the college environment supports measurable accountability
…the college environment supports personal accountability
…this institution holds individuals accountable for their job performance
…those in leadership are held accountable for performing their job responsibilities
…the organization holds each of us equally accountable for performing our job responsibilities
…administrative staff is held accountable for performing their job responsibilities
…college employees are held accountable for their work and behavior
…faculty are held accountable for performing their job responsibilities
…the institution addresses low-performing employees or detrimental workplace situations

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Supervision
…my supervisor expects excellence and continuous improvement
…I am treated with civility (here defined as “respect, courtesy and consideration” ) by my immediate supervisor
…my supervisor and I maintain a clear understanding about what I am expected to do
…my supervisor cares about me as a person
…my supervisor encourages my professional and/or personal development
…my supervisor knows how to motivate me to do my best work
…my supervisor is accessible to me
…employees are treated fairly by their supervisor or administration in personnel situations
…my supervisor maintains an environment that engages employees of different identities (race, ethnicity, gender, social class, sexual orientation, ability, etc.)
…I experience open, two-way communication with my direct supervisor

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Motivation
…I make a difference at my institution/workplace
…I have the opportunity to do what I do best every day
…my work energizes me
…my job provides opportunities to challenge myself
…I am encouraged to be creative in my work
…my work is valued and appreciated
…I am able to use my strengths at work
…this institution takes actions to improve employee engagement
…I believe the college provides individuals access to enriching activities and events (music and theater performances, gallery exhibits, athletic events, etc.)
…I have received feedback when I have raised concerns with my constituency group
…I am motivated to stay current in my field

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