ECU's Employee Engagement Survey


The UNC System is committed to providing a quality work environment for its faculty and staff so that all employees of the University can be successful in the work they accomplish for the State of North Carolina.

The UNC System Strategic Plan includes a goal to foster diverse and excellent institutions. Part of this goal is to gain clearer measurements for success that will assist us with the recruitment, retention, and development of the most talented and diverse workforce possible. Toward this goal, ECU will participate over the next five years, in an annual UNC system-wide Employee Engagement Survey to gather input from faculty and staff about workplace engagement.

The survey will be conducted by ModernThink LLC, an independent research and consulting firm that specializes in higher education climate assessment. ModernThink will launch the first survey in late January 2018. Topics include collaboration, communication, supervision, workplace culture, benefits, and related subjects. The data we receive through this program will help us to build and sustain an environment that attracts and retains world-class faculty and staff.

On January 29, 2018 the online survey will be distributed to ECU full-time faculty and staff. You will receive an email invitation directly from ModernThink with details about the survey and how to log on. You will receive a unique login and password that only you can use to participate in the survey, and you will be able to access the survey wherever a computer is available, even at home, on a PC, tablet, or phone. The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete, and you may complete it on work time or off work time.

Survey participation is voluntary and completely confidential. Only ModernThink will have access to individual employee responses so that our institution cannot trace results back to individuals. To find more information about survey confidentiality, please click here. You may also contact ModernThink directly at 888.684.4658 or at to address any concerns.

Over the summer of 2018, we will receive and share reports that summarize the data provided so that we can recognize our successes and begin to address concerns that most directly impact and influence our workplace culture.

Please contact Karen Summerlin, Director of Employee Relations, if you have questions at

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