By Jonathan Smith, Student Reporter
President of the University Royce Money recently contacted all full-time faculty and staff members, encouraging them to participate in the national Best Christian Places to Work survey. Faculty members have through Nov. 30 to complete the survey.
Workplaces that score the highest nation-wide will be featured in Christianity Today magazine and be recognized at the Christian Management Conference on Feb. 24.
The survey, administered by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute, asks faculty to rate the school in several different areas.
“It covers a lot of different areas from communication to students and staff and how we motivate so it’s pretty all-encompassing,” said Suzanne Allmon, director of Human Resources.
The survey examines 12 areas that include customer/supporter relationships, leadership, Christian ethics and environment, organization commitment, communication, rewards and recognition, benefits, growth and development, performance management, engagement and motivation, teamwork and job satisfaction.
Administered by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute, a summary of the survey’s results will be given to ACU explaining how it scored in each area.
“Once all the surveys are in after the deadline, we will get the final results so we can see how we can improve the faculty environment here on campus,” Allmon said.
In each area, faculty members are asked to indicate if they strongly agree, agree, are neutral, disagree or strongly disagree to several statements. They are then given space to tell what they like about the workplace and what they wish they could improve.
Faculty members may do the survey online that will go directly to the Best Christian Workplaces Institute, so the confidentiality of their answers is protected. Allmon believes this outside organization will be able to provide useful information to the university.
“Since this is an outside company conducting the survey, it will make the results more credible and should help us achieve our main goal- improving our environment,” Allmon said.