(2010-2011 HR#13, PDADC#2) Speaking Up Experience Survey

October 19, 2010
Principals & Deans
Angela Hildyard, Vice-President, Human Resources and Equity; Cheryl Misak, Vice-President and Provost
Speaking Up Experience Survey

On Monday, the University of Toronto launched Speaking Up, its second staff and faculty experience survey. For the University to gain a good understanding of the perceptions of faculty and staff regarding their working experience, it is critical that we have as many people to participate as possible. Our response rate for our inaugural survey in 2006 was extremely encouraging and we are hoping to achieve an even higher rate of response for 2010.

We urge you to customize the enclosed message as appropriate and send it to staff and faculty within your divisions this week. Your championship of the survey is greatly appreciated.

Dear Colleagues,

On Monday, you received an email from speakingup@ipsos-research.com inviting you to participate in U of T’s 2010 Speaking Up Staff and Faculty Experience survey. I will be completing the survey and I encourage all of you to take the time to do so as well.

The survey is your opportunity to tell the University both what you like about working here and what you would like to change. Your input is essential for the survey’s success. Results from the survey will help the University to identify changes at our own divisional level and University-wide that will improve the working experience for everyone.

The survey is anonymous and confidential. The University will not be able to connect an individual with his or her survey responses. The open text questions will be edited by Ipsos Reid to remove any identifying information prior to being sent to the University. With this in mind, I urge you to be as honest as possible when completing your survey.

More information about the survey can be found online at www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/news/survey.htm or by emailingspeakingup.survey@utoronto.ca.

If there are staff in your area who do not have access to email, please ensure they receive a copy of this message.

Thank you.