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University leadership and staff members were involved in the creation of the 2017 Staff Survey. View the additional information below.

Internal Collaboration

The following advisory groups, executive sponsors, project team, and engagement champions helped to generate the 2017 Staff Survey.

Executive Sponsors

The following executive sponsors were directly involved in the development of the staff survey:

Advisory Groups

The following advisory groups were directly involved in the development of the staff survey:

  • Council of Deans
  • Vice Presidents
  • Faculty Senate
  • HR Leadership Advisory Council
  • Learning Council

Engagement Champions

Associate Provosts, Associate Deans, and Associate VPs from every school and all major units represent the Engagement Champions. This group closely collaborated on the design of the survey, communications, reporting, and action planning.

View the list of Engagement Champions

Project Team

The project team consisted of a cross-disciplinary group across Human Resources, Institutional Research, Global Marketing and Communications, and IT. These individuals were directly involved in the development of the staff survey.

  • Ofelia Casillas
  • Bill Chafetz
  • Amy Conn
  • Megan DaPisa-Keita
  • Karla Del Angel
  • Samir Desai
  • Charles DiCarlo
  • Amit Prachand
  • Diane Treuthart
  • Ericka Wrencher

External Partner

After a competitive review process, Northwestern selected Aon Hewitt, an external consulting firm, to administer the 2017 Staff Survey. Aon is a global leader and expert in the talent management and employee engagement field. The solutions Aon offers are based on years of rigorous research, thus ensuring that the recommendations result in significant, positive improvements for its clients.

Institutional Performance

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