University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources

Engaging Faculty and Staff at the University of Minnesota

Campus Conversation with University-Wide Results on April 13

Please join us for "2014 Employee Engagement," a Campus Conversation with Vice President Kathy Brown and Dr. Brandon Sullivan, on Monday, April 13, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Mississippi Room, 321 Coffman Union.

Employees at the University are invested in having their voices heard, and the 2014 response rate on the E2  Employee Engagement Survey--64 percent of faculty and staff--was higher than last year's record rate. At the conversation, Vice President Brown and Dr. Sullivan will provide an overview of 2014 responses for the entire University, compare year-to-year results, and supply context on the data and situations that may be shaping those results.

Come hear how faculty and staff can learn more about college, unit, and department-level results and become involved to make their University work experience and workplace even better.

Bring your lunch; refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend. Or watch the event live online via WebEx.

Employee Engagement Quick Links

The University of Minnesota Engagement Model

E2 Employee Engagement supports the University's commitment to meet its academic and research mission by creating workplaces that energize, empower, and enhance faculty and staff. Engagement profoundly shapes both the quality of the faculty and staff experience, as well as workplace outcomes. It impacts recruiting, retaining, and developing top talent, as well as collaboration and innovation. For individuals, it affects both resilience and well being.

The University of Minnesota uses a unique model to measure engagement of faculty and staff on all campuses:

UMN E2 Model

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Types of Resources

The University of Minnesota has developed many resources to help leaders and individual contributors to take action in support of employee engagement. Over 75 resource sheets and tools are available to help leaders think about how to take the next step based on the survey data for their faculty and staff. This website includes three key types of information to help in this process: Resources for Understanding Employee Engagement, Tools and Tips, and Tools.

Resources for Understanding Employee Engagement provide an overview of the key metric or dimension along with which survey questions relate to this dimension, self-reflection questions for leaders, discussion questions for groups, possible action-planning activities and questions.
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Tools and Tips are PDF documents that provide a one-page summary of a tool and information on how to use the tool with faculty and staff, including an assessment of how long it will take to complete. Tools and Tips include a hyperlink to the online tool, which can be an article, video, website, or other information.
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Tools are hyperlinks that go directly to a tool, such as an article or video.   
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Award-Winning Program

The University's employee engagement program received the Midwest Region Excellence in Human Resource Practices Award from the College and University Professionals Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) in 2014.

The engagement program was specifically recognized for improving the quality of programs through effective human resource administrative practices, creative application of human resource principles, and strong leadership.