Speaking Up
Areas of Focus

Thank you for Speaking Up

Thank you for ‘Speaking Up’

Speaking Up is a joint initiative of the Offices of the Vice-President & Provost and the Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity, the ‘Speaking Up’ Faculty & Staff Experience Survey includes a number of questions that are designed to give a ‘big picture’ view of the staff and faculty work experience at U of T.

Questions cover a range of topics including, but not limited to, leadership and management, work design, performance and recognition, safety, tools and resources, communications, diversity and equity, growth and development, cooperation and collegiality, and workload and balance.

The inaugural survey was conducted in 2006, with a second edition held in 2010. The third edition of the survey ran October 20 – November 19, 2014.

Results have been shared with Divisions across the University and they are now the process of moving beyond the results taking action on how to improve.

A list of frequently asked questions is available here. For questions about the survey, please contact hrandequity@utoronto.ca.


Recent News

March 17, 2016

Wrapping Up ‘Speaking Up’
On February 4, 2016, the University of Toronto officially wrapped up the two-year ‘Speaking Up’ Faculty & Staff Engagement Survey project at a special meeting in the Governing Council Chamber. Read more here….

January 12, 2016

Access to Online Reporting Tool closing February 26
A message about this was sent on January 12 to all Divisional Representatives. For more information about this and other messages, please visit our ‘Speaking Up’ Advisory Committee Resources page.

January 11, 2016

Areas of Focus - Equity and Diversity‘Areas of Focus’ article on Equity & Diversity included in ‘The Bulletin’
‘Speaking Up’ about Equity & Diversity at U of T

December 16, 2015

Areas of Focus - Communications‘Areas of Focus’ article on Communications included in ‘The Bulletin’
Speaking Up about improving internal communications at U of T

November 17, 2015

Areas of Focus - Work-Life Balance‘Areas of Focus’ article on Work-Life Integration included in ‘The Bulletin’
‘Speaking Up’ Results: Aiming for successful work and life integration for U of T staff and faculty

October 29, 2015

Areas of Focus - Faculty and Staff Development‘Areas of Focus’ article on Faculty & Staff Development included in ‘The Bulletin’
‘Speaking Up’ about Professional Development at U of T

October 14, 2015

Areas of Focus - Recognition‘Areas of Focus’ article on Recognition included in ‘The Bulletin’
‘Speaking Up’ about feeling valued at U of T

September 30, 2015

Next Steps article included in ‘The Bulletin’
‘Speaking Up’: From data to a To-Do list!

September 10, 2015

‘Areas of Focus’ article included in ‘The Bulletin’
From Feedback to Action: Next Steps for ‘Speaking Up’ Results

June 26, 2015

Article included in ‘The Bulletin’
‘Speaking Up’ Survey Results: Five Areas of Focus

June 11, 2015

New section added to FAQ
A new Roll-Out section has been added to the ‘Speaking Up’ FAQ.

New Communication section added to Resources page
The new Communication section includes a list of the dates and subjects of all email sent from the ‘Speaking Up’ Core team to the Advisory Committee.

May 29, 2015

New Useful Terms page
A new Useful Terms page has been added to help navigate the results.

May 15, 2015

Employee engagement survey – high level results released
Results from the latest ‘Speaking Up’ Employee Experience Survey indicate that staff and faculty are proud to work at U of T and that the majority would recommend U of T as a good place to work…
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November 7, 2014

Speaking Up Survey: What Divisions have the highest participation rates so far?
Please note that your last chance to participate in the ‘Speaking Up’ survey is coming up fast…
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October 29, 2014

Have you had your say? Faculty & Staff survey closes November 14
Please note that your last chance to participate in the ‘Speaking Up’ survey is coming up fast. Deadline is 5 p.m. November 14…
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September 18, 2014

For information: U of T Faculty & Staff Experience Survey 2014 starts October 20
On Monday, October 20, University of Toronto will launch its third engagement survey of faculty and staff: ‘Speaking Up’. The survey will be open until Friday, November 14…
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September 4, 2014

U of T Faculty & Staff: Starting October 20, please ‘Speak Up’!
On Monday, October 20, University of Toronto will launch its third engagement survey of faculty and staff: ‘Speaking Up’. The survey will be open until Friday, November 14…
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Areas of Focus

Five Areas of Focus: Communications, Equity and Diversity, Faculty and Staff Development, Recognition, Work-Life Integration

The Areas of Focus are the result of feedback provided by employees through the ‘Speaking Up’ Faculty & Staff Experience Survey, which showed commonality on a number of fronts, highlighting areas where the University is doing well, and other areas where further development is needed.