Engagement & Onboarding

Engagement & Onboarding

What is engagement & onboarding?

Focus: defining engagement, providing tools and resources to support an engagement culture; recommending strategies for unit-level action and options for an accountability structure.

Summary of activities:

  • Launched Employee Engagement web resources and worked with HR Partners and leaders across campus to increase awareness of these resources and consult on how they could be utilized to enhance engagement in units. 
  • Compiled a Climate Survey Guide to Data Sharing and Action Planning Discussions that was made available to vice presidents and deans and their senior leadership teams in February. 
  • Explored and identified options related to a potential accountability structure for supervisors and managers to enhance and sustain employee engagement efforts and focus.
  • Evaluated additional resources that may be needed to support employee engagement work on an on-going basis. 
  • Evaluated onboarding resources to enhance what already exists and identify potential opportunities for additional resources.
  • Started collaboration with HR and the Division of Graduate Studies to identify engagement and professional development resources to meet the unique needs of graduate employees. 

Working Group Members

  • Kaia Rogers, Chief of Staff and Senior Director, HR Programs, Services & Strategic Initiatives, Lead
  • Chelsey Megli, Chief of Staff, University Advancement 
  • Damien Pitts, Assistant Director, Student Organizations and Diversity Outreach, Lundquist College of Business
  • Krista Chronister, Vice Provost, Graduate Studies
  • Sierra Dawson, Associate Vice Provost for Faculty and Leadership Development
  • Mark Schmelz, Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer,  Senior Leader

Turning Data into Action

Dig even deeper into what the Climate Survey has to offer and how our working groups and committees will continue this work.

Engagement & Onboarding with the President's Office