Following recent suggestions from its faculty and staff, the College of Charleston is conducting an institution-wide Workplace & Campus Culture Survey – its first since 2015.

On Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, College employees received an invitation with details about the survey and how to access it. Email invitations are sent from ModernThink, an independent management consulting firm focusing on workplace quality in higher education. The email includes the username and password. Please check your Outlook “Deleted Items” if you do not see the email in your Inbox.

Faculty and staff will be able to access the survey wherever a computer is available, even at home. Paper surveys will be delivered via supervisors to those without network access. The deadline for completion is Monday, Sept. 30, 2019.

Survey topics will include work quality, communication, management, workplace culture, benefits and many other subjects. At the close of the survey, the College will receive reports that summarize the organizational competencies and relationships that most directly impact and influence the College culture. The data received from this survey will be helpful in the effort to make the College the best workplace possible, and it will help to inform the College’s strategic plan, which is now in development.

The results of this survey will be compared to results from other colleges that were surveyed in spring 2019. Thus, to ensure reliable comparative data, faculty and staff are asked to complete the survey with how they experienced the CofC workplace and culture in spring 2019 in mind.

“I strongly encourage everyone’s participation and hope you will take this opportunity to share your honest feedback,” said President Andrew T. Hsu in an email CofC  faculty and staff. “This is your chance to make your voice heard. I am very interested in hearing about your work experience. A high response rate helps ensure an accurate representation of our work community.”

This survey is voluntary and completely confidential; the institution will not be able to trace results back to individuals. If you have any questions, please contact Chief of Staff Paul Patrick at or 843.953.5500. And, to learn more about how to get involved and submit any further input, please visit the College’s Strategic Planning website.