2015 Survey Results
In February 2015, all staff and faculty at Washington and Lee University were invited to participate in a third customized campus climate survey. This survey, which has been conducted every three years since 2009, was conducted by an independent research firm, ModernThink, which gathers data for The Chronicle of Higher Education's Great Colleges to Work Program.
Fifty-two percent of the University community participated in the survey. Results were shared on September 15, 2015, during an open session. This PowerPoint presentation and key reports are also now available on this website. A complete list of available reports is also listed below. Please contact Anne Remington to obtain printed copies of specific reports.
- Data by Job Category/Job Role (pdf)
This pdf file features data from the Campus Climate survey by Job Category/Job Role
- Data by Overall Benchmark Score (pdf)
A pdf file with the Overall Benchmark Score from the Campus Climate survey
- Data by General Demographics (pdf)
A pdf file with results of the Campus Climate survey displayed by the General Demographics
- Data by College/School and Department (pdf)
A pdf file of the Campus Climate survey results by College/School and Department
- Response Distribution Report (pdf)
A pdf file of the Response Distribution Report
- Year-to-Year Comparison (pdf)
A pdf file of the Year-to-Year Comparison
- Additional Campus Climate Survey Reports (pdf)
A pdf containing a comprehensive list of reports that are not provided above.
- Survey Results Presentation (pdf)
A powerpoint presentation with an overview of the 2015 survey results
The Employee Comments Report provides additional insight into the experience of faculty, administration and staff. When employees completed the Campus Climate Survey they were asked three open-ended questions:
- What do you appreciate most about working at Washington and Lee University?
- What would make this institution a better place to work?
- What three things could be done to enhance inclusiveness and mutual respect on our campus?
Responses to these three questions are detailed in this report. To encourage honest, candid feedback and protect the anonymity of individual respondents we advised employees not to include any self-identifying information. We have presented the comments exactly as they were provided to us. Typographical errors, grammatical errors and misspellings have not been corrected. We have redacted a total of eight sentences, included in five comments, which contained proper names or other identifying information. All references to the President of the University and other senior administrators were left as written. The redacted proper names were individual University employees who do not hold senior administrative posts. The responses are organized by Job Category.
- Professional Staff (pdf)
- Administration (pdf)
- Faculty (pdf)
- Support Staff (pdf)
- Operations (pdf)
- Unspecified Job Category (pdf)