The annual Employee Engagement Survey is central to Engage West! A concept borrowed from the healthcare and corporate sectors, the survey served as the launch pad for the entire initiative and continues as our primary tool for assessing our level of engagement. Predicated on the idea that employee engagement is critical to institutional success, the survey elicits honest – and anonymous – feedback from all employees on seven topics: engagement, leadership (broken into four levels), mission and goals, communication, campus climate, pay and benefits, and work/life issues. In addition to cumulative institutional results, each leader with five or more employees receives immediate supervisor results and is expected to incorporate areas of challenge into their own development goals.