The survey is voluntary and completely anonymous. There is no onus on you to participate; however, the survey represents a great opportunity to help us identify areas that we can improve in UCD. So if you have an opinion, use the survey as an ideal opportunity to share it.
2018 UCD Culture & Engagement Survey
The survey is now closed and results are being analysed. Reports will be issued in due course. Check back to this page for more updates.
All responses are anonymous and no one within UCD will be able to view the responses of any particular individual.
Reports will only be generated for teams that have had a participation rate of 10 or more, therefore if you are part of a very small School or Unit with less than 10 team members participating in the survey your results will be aggregated or rolled-up with other teams in your local organisational structure.
To ensure complete anonymity, UCD has engaged Willis Towers Watson, an independent company. Survey responses will be collected and collated by Willis Towers Watson rather than UCD. The outputs from the survey will be fed back to UCD through anonymised reports.
If you are part of a very small School or Unit with less than 10 team members participating in the survey your results will be aggregated or rolled-up with other teams in your local organisational structure.
Respondents on permanent or temporary contracts, who are commenced on payroll as of 1 August 2018 are invited to participate. Casual, non-contractual or hourly staff will not be included on this occasion.
The survey should take approximately 10 minutes.
No. You can partially complete the survey, save it and return to it later.
Ideally, in such circumstances you should select the School as your location.
Schools are the primary management unit in UCD and the survey has been constructed on this basis. You should select the School within which your academic centre resides.
As per UCD policy, Academic Centres are not management units, and should not employ or manage staff, or deliver programmes independently of Schools.
To preserve anonymity in reporting, some pay grades have been grouped together.
Respondents in the role of Dean / Head of School / Vice-Principal etc., should choose a School as their location
In the event that you are unable to locate yourself in the hierarchy, or you are unsure if you have selected the correct option, you may wish to contact email@example.com
Respondents should select “permanent/temporary” in line with their substantive post. For example, a permanent staff member in a temporary role such as a secondment should indicate that they are permanent.
The survey is not intended to generate 360 feedback and managers will not be identified or the subject of individual reports. The intention is to provide broad themes requiring action.
In line with structures used for budgeting and headcount purposes, the hierarchy is based on the concept of “management units”.
Schools and Units are the primary “management unit” in UCD and the survey has been constructed on this basis. Areas such as academic centres are not management units and so they do not appear in the hierarchy.
The hierarchy has been approved in consultation with Schools and Units.
In order to preserve anonymity, some smaller groups are not listed separately in the hierarchy. In many cases, small areas have been combined to ensure that the minimum level of 10 respondents is achieved.
In the case of shared offices such as “Arts and Social Sciences”, respondents will be required to choose just one location within the hierarchy.
Respondents should complete the survey based on their current role, rather than their title.
e.g. A Senior Executive Assistant with the title of Dr should record themselves as ‘Staff’ rather than ‘Academic’.
If you have special accessibility requirements and require this survey in an alternative format, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of survey 2018 we've got some new questions on equailty and diversity. As with all other questions, anonymized figures will be used to drive improvements in the way UCD delivers services and initiatives in the area of equality and diversity. While it would be very helpful to have the information, these questions are not mandatory so you can answer some, all or none of them. The choice is yours.