Chronicle workplace survey open until Friday

April 9, 2012

Purdue administrators encourage those faculty and staff members who have received an invitation to participate in a workplace survey to do so before its Friday (April 13) deadline.

The survey is part of The Chronicle of Higher Education's Great Colleges to Work For Program, which is designed to gather benchmarking data within higher education and to recognize institutions that have built great workplaces. The survey measures the strength of certain organizational competencies and the relationships that most directly influence an institution's culture.

Modern Think, a research and consulting firm focusing on workplace excellence, sent an initial invitation to complete the survey to a random sampling of faculty and staff on March 19. A reminder email went out Sunday (April 8).

Survey data is confidential and cannot be traced to any individual. A high response rate helps ensure accurate results and demonstrates the commitment of Purdue's workforce, administrators say. So far, Purdue's response rate has been low.

The Chronicle of Higher Education will publish the findings this summer in a special supplement focused on the academic workplace. The survey's results will help determine which institutions are recognized.

More information about the survey can be found at