Faculty Senate Evaluation of Administrative Offices

June, 2008

In the spring 2008 semester, the Senate Executive Committee began an evaluation of the Campus Climate Office, the Child Center, the Chancellor’s Office, and the UW-L Foundation.  The evaluation consisted of two phases.  In the first phase, faculty and instructional academic staff were asked to respond to three questions:  1) What would you like to see more of? 2) What would you like to see less of? and 3) What should stay the same?  The SEC reviewed the responses and identified emerging themes.  These themes were shared with the respective offices.  The SEC then created questions based on the themes.  The SEC generated questions were shared with the respective offices for their review and comment.  Offices also were encouraged to add questions if they wished.  The final survey included five to eight questions for each office. 

Respondent Characteristics

 

Percent

(N = 140)

College

CBA

CLS

SAH

 

9

49

43

Rank

IAS

Assistant Professor

Associate Professor

Full Professor

 

15

21

34

30

Gender

Male

Female

I prefer not to answer

 

43

46

11

Note:  Percentages are based on those respondents who answered the question.  On each question, some respondents chose not to answer.
 

Campus Climate Office

 

Mean a

(SD)

% “agree” or “strongly agree”

The university community would benefit from the Campus Climate office conducting trainings for faculty and staff in areas such as bullying, work-life balance, tips for creating a positive work environment, etc.

3.40 (1.27)

54.1

The Campus Climate office is effective in community building.

3.06

(1.06)

33.1

The Campus Climate office provides effective programming/training.

3.34

(1.01)

35.2

The Campus Climate office effectively assesses the climate of the campus.

3.28

(1.05)

44.1

The Campus Climate office provides a safe space for dialogue.

3.50

(1.12)

50.8

The Campus climate office provides resources for the campus community.

3.48

(1.06)

53.3

I value the work of the Campus Climate office.

3.60

(1.19)

56.2

a 1 = strongly disagree, 5 = strongly agree

 

 

 


 

Child Center

 

% “Yes”

I currently am using or have in the past used the Child Center.

38.4

At some point during my career, I have tried to use the Child Center but was unable to because they had no openings.

24.5

At some point during my career, I wished to use the Child Center but was unable to because the Center was not open (e.g., during summer months).

21.4

 

 

Mean (SD)

% “agree” or “strongly agree”

Having a child care center on campus available for both students and faculty is important.

4.48

(.96)

88.2

If resources were available, the capacity of the Child Center should be expanded to offer care for more children.

4.04

(1.15)

73.2

If resources were available, the Child Center should have expanded hours (e.g., evening hours).

3.58

(1.19)

54.3

I value the work of the Child Center.

4.58

(.80)

89.2

a 1 = strongly disagree, 5 = strongly agree 

 

Chancellor’s Office

 

Mean

(SD)

% “3”

(“just right”)

Please rate the amount of time the Chancellor devotes to open office hours.a

2.94

(.35)

87.6

Please rate the amount of time the Chancellor devotes to building consensus when making difficult decisions.a

3.08

(.49)

75.3

Please rate the number of emails the Chancellor sends to faculty and staff.b

3.23

(.51)

69.1

a 1 = too little, 5 = too much

b 1 = too few, 5 = too many 

 

Mean (SD)

% “agree” or “strongly agree”

The Chancellor's office should investigate faculty and staff workload issues.

4.23

(1.03)

82.4

The Chancellor's office should consider implementing a university common hour.

3.51

(1.24)

53.0

The Chancellor's decision making is transparent.

3.61

(1.01)

58.2

The Chancellor effectively promotes UWL.

4.54

(.79)

91.0

I value the work of the Chancellor's Office.

4.31

(.94)

86.8

a 1 = strongly disagree, 5 = strongly agree

UW-L Foundation

 

Mean (SD)

% “agree” or “strongly agree”

The UW-L campus is well informed regarding Foundation activities.

2.84

(1.14)

35.4

The UW-L Foundation is fiscally responsible.

2.94

(1.15)

35.2

The UW-L Foundation builds effective relationships with alumni.

3.10

(1.03)

39.0

The UW-L Foundation builds effective relationships with the campus.

2.79

(1.11)

32.2

The UW-L Foundation builds effective relationships with the community.

3.33

(1.02)

46.6

I value the work of the UW-Foundation.

3.49

(1.16)

56.7

a 1 = strongly disagree, 5 = strongly agree