UCT wants to make our institution a home for all. One of the most effective ways to achieve this is to listen to others, especially in an environment that brings together people representing so many different backgrounds, cultures, sexual identities, languages and experiences. The Staff Inclusivity Survey will allow all staff members a safe space to express how engaged, represented and valued they feel at UCT.
To guarantee anonymity and confidentiality, an external service provider, Aephoria, is administering the voluntary survey. The initial phase (20 May to 14 June) involved the completion of an electronic or paper-based survey form in English, Afrikaans or isiXhosa; the second phase (29 July to 13 September) comprises interviews and focus groups to explore in more depth the themes that have come out of responses to the online and paper survey.
Aephoria wants to invite anyone who would like to be involved in an anonymous 60-minute one-on-one interview and/or 90-minute focus group session to contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or to send a WhatsApp message to 071 186 3441. Please include your name, telephone number and a short reason why you would like to be involved and they will contact you.
Based on the results, which will be available by the end of the academic year, UCT will implement appropriate interventions that will run from 2020 to 2023 to improve the sense of inclusivity at the institution.
Before the survey
VC Desk: 13 May 2019
During the survey
Quantitative survey completion: 20 May - 14 June 2019
Preliminary Analysis of quantitative data: 24 June – 26 July 2019
Convene focus groups and interviews (Aephoria to explore in depth themes from survey) : 29 July - 13 September 2019
After the survey
Full data analysis by Aephoria: 16 September – 14 October 2019
Detailed and final results shared by end of academic year Interventions to run 2020-2023
Repeat survey methodology in 2023 to measure impact of interventions