My Voice at GW

My Voice at GW is a new employee engagement process for The George Washington University. Based on feedback we've received from faculty and staff, we are committed to reshaping the way we conduct the employee engagement survey process to better suit the needs of the university community.

We've partnered with Gallup to develop a brief, highly validated engagement survey using their Q12 engagement survey as a foundation. 

What is Gallup?

Gallup is a leading global analytics and advice firm with over 80 years of data collection experience and over 35 million respondents in their employee engagement database. They’ve studied 2.7 million workers across over 100,000 teams to learn what employees need most to perform their best. Along with the Q12, they handle nationwide polling for elections and the CliftonStrengths assessment.

What is Employee Engagement?

Employee engagement as the involvement and enthusiasm of employees in both their work and institution. It is driven by individuals finding purpose and meaning in their work and being recognized for their unique contributions -- basic psychological needs that must be met in order for people to perform their work well. The survey measures the extent to which these needs are met.

About the Survey

The My Voice at GW survey was developed to help communicate employees needs and current level of engagement. The survey takes approximately five to ten minutes to complete. Each staff and faculty member will receive a unique link from Gallup inviting them to participate in the survey. Gallup directly administers the survey. Your answers are confidential -- individual results are not shared with GW, so employees can feel comfortable providing candid answers.

A recording from one of our Survey Information Sessions is available with additional information about the survey. You can also view our survey FAQ page and email us at [email protected] with any further questions.

Survey Working Groups

Multiple stakeholders across the university in both the staff and faculty roles contributed to the survey initiative. Groups coordinated the operational work behind the survey, participated in staff and faculty stakeholder interviews, and an executive committee converged on the My Voice at GW survey's engagement themes informed by this stakeholder feedback. We are grateful to the input and perspectives shared by staff and faculty who attended the information sessions and to those who contributed their work and perspectives in these groups.


Executive Committee Members

Sabrina Minor HRMD
Tanya Vogel Athletics
Michael Feuer GSEHD
Dorinda Tucker Compliance
Rose Dunnegan Safety & Facilities
Emily Hammond Faculty Affairs
Terri Murphy Academic Affairs
Anne Dean DAR

Action Planning

GW school and unit leaders will receive aggragate survey results for their school or unit. Individual results are confidential and not shared. Schools and units will receive support for action planning to address concerns specific to their results. Each school or unit will own their action planning and can integrate this action planning into future goals to address those plans.