The UWSA Communications and Membership Committee is pleased to provide these preliminary results from our May 22-29, 2020 COVID Campus Climate Survey.
We were very pleased with your participation - a total of 738 responses! As you may recall, we asked 9 questions:
- four demographic questions to find out about who was responding;
- two rating questions about how well-prepared we are to do our work and about UWSA communications; and
- three open-ended questions about the top challenges staff are facing right now.
While we are still processing the open-text responses, you can see a "word cloud" at the head of this article which shows the words most mentioned in those text responses. We are currently categorizing those responses and hope to be able to present a more complete analysis of your responses in the near future.
Here is how our 738 respondents answered the question "I feel well-prepared to do my job":
As you can see, 86.5% of respondents indicated either Agree or Strongly Agree which is very encouraging! Some respondents, however, are struggling to do their job in the current situation.
We also wanted feedback on how we were communicating with staff. We were very pleased to see that the vast majority of respondents (80.5%) felt that the UWSA was providing useful communications, indicating either Strongly Agree or Agree:
As to who the respondents were, we see that most (87.5%) indicated working in an Academic Support Unit (ASU) or in a Faculty (FAC), with the small remainder indicating in a Research Centre or Institute (RC/I), Ancillary Unit (ANC), or Other:
Most respondents (93.8%) were Full Time staff:
Most respondents (88.1%) were UWSA members:
And, finally, most respondents (89%) were currently working remotely (REMOTE), with a small percentage (2.2%) working on campus (CAMPUS) and some (7.1%) working both remotely and coming in to campus (R&C). This really helps us get a better idea of how many of our staff are actually coming onto campus.
We thank everyone who participated in our survey. We plan to continue working on categorizing the results of our open-text questions. We also plan to run a follow-up survey as conditions on campus change.