June 17, 2011 — University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan invites all classified and University staff to join her in a town hall meeting on June 24 at 10 a.m. in the South Lawn's Nau Lecture Hall to discuss the results of the Academic Division Staff Survey.
"One of the primary reasons for undertaking this survey was to help me and my colleagues better understand the Academic Division as a workplace and the satisfaction level of its employees," Sullivan wrote in an e-mail to employees. "I was encouraged by our staff's commitment to the University as expressed in the survey responses and comments. I share your pride in the University and your desire to address areas that need improvement. I look forward to hearing more from you on June 24 and thereafter as we celebrate our strengths, attend to our weaknesses, and keep moving the University forward."
The meeting will feature a detailed presentation, followed by a Q&A session.
During the meeting, specialists from the Center for Survey Research will offer interpretations based on the results and indicate where expectations are met and exceeded and then provide suggestions for areas in need of improvement.
Staff members are encouraged to attend; leave will be documented as worked hours. Managers are asked to be flexible and allow their staff members to attend this meeting if possible.
If staff members are unable to attend in person, they can follow the town hall meeting in real time on the University Human Resources website. A podcast of the meeting, comprehensive survey results and comments will be available there after the meeting.