Surveys will help improve Iowa State

Members of the Iowa State community soon will be asked to share their perspectives through two surveys -- one to evaluate employee benefits and the other to comprehensively assess the campus climate. Brief overviews of both surveys are below. More information will be provided ahead of each survey's launch date. 

Employee benefits survey opens Nov. 1

All faculty and staff will be asked to complete a survey about Iowa State's health care and other benefits. The purpose of the survey is to understand how much employees know about the available benefits at Iowa State and which benefits are most important to them. The results will help guide the university in future decisions about employee benefits.

University human resources is administering the survey with assistance from consulting partner, Mercer. A link to the survey will arrive in email inboxes on Nov. 1 and will remain open through Nov. 15. The survey will take 15-20 minutes to complete, and all responses are confidential.

Campus climate survey coming in early 2023

Early in the spring semester, Iowa State will conduct a comprehensive survey to assess the campus climate. This will be an opportunity for all faculty, staff and students to share their thoughts on the learning, living and working environment at Iowa State.

The survey is an action item for the university's new strategic plan, which includes the goal for Iowa State "to be the university that cultivates a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment where students, faculty and staff flourish." The survey results will be used to develop a diversity action plan to help Iowa State advance this goal.

Vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion Sharon Perry Fantini is leading the survey planning with university leaders and campus partners.