Austin Community College District’s (ACC) employee climate check-in survey has been paused to address a concern about being able to submit more than one response to the survey. The survey was initially set up  to honor employees’ requests for anonymity and ensure the survey did not link responses to an employee email address. By pausing the survey, staff will have time to collaborate with employee associations and identify solutions that balance anonymity with validity and reliability of the survey data. 

“I want to thank you for sharing your concerns and for your continued grace and understanding as we adjust. My commitment to you is to be as transparent as possible about how and why changes are made so everyone can feel confident about this process as we move forward,” says ACC Chancellor Dr. Richard Rhodes.

The same process has been used for the employee climate survey since 2020 and the college has only identified very few duplicate responses in previous years. 

The college aims to relaunch the check-in survey this spring. Please stay tuned for more information to follow.