Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023
Dear UNT Faculty and Staff,
UNT is set apart as one of the most comprehensive, caring, and creative public universities in Texas and the nation. Your role is critical in creating this caring culture for our students in every step of their journey to graduation, and I truly appreciate the work each of you does for our students. We Care is one of our five Shared Values, and as important as it is to care for our students, it’s equally important that you feel supported, valued, and appreciated for the work you do.
Each year, through the Gallup Engagement Survey, we can evaluate the progress on our strategic goal to attract, develop, and celebrate members of our UNT family who contribute greatly to make UNT a top place to learn and work.
For the sixth year, in coordination with the UNT System, the Gallup survey will be administered to gain insight about your experience as a UNT employee. Your feedback from this survey helps leadership across the university to dive deeply into topics that you care about so that we can improve your experience. We look at trends in employee satisfaction, identify areas for improvement, and highlight opportunities for increased employee engagement.
With the information we gather from the survey results, change does happen! For example, the new AccouUNTable Supervisor program is in full swing because of your prior survey feedback, and I’m excited to support programs like this in the future. Also, always top-of-mind for our community is work-life balance, and we continuously look for suggestions to better help support you and your families. Our website is a comprehensive resource that covers nine aspects of wellness, and we are close to launching Wellbeing Champions, a wellness initiative born from your feedback. In this new program, volunteers from across campus will help foster a healthier workplace for each other and help UNT get closer to achieving our workplace wellbeing aspirations.  
The Gallup survey will be administered Oct. 10-23, and you’ll receive an email directly from Gallup. Please don’t mistake this for spam. It only takes about five minutes to complete, and answers are confidential. Please take time to complete this important measurement tool. Results will be released later this fall and used by unit-level managers to shape any continuing initiatives and develop new ones.
UNT is an amazing place to work, and it’s through your feedback that we continue to evolve to best support you, our faculty and staff, so you can be your best for our students and each other. We are truly Better Together. Thank you in advance for taking the time to share your feedback.
UNT Proud,
Neal Smatresk
UNT President