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Faculty, Academic Staff, Classified, and LTE Survey

In the spring of 2006, employees of the University Community at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire were asked to complete a web survey related to one’s ideas about civility. Of those responding, 67 self identified as Faculty or Instructional Academic Staff, 53 as Administrative and Professional Academic Staff, 56 as Classified Staff, 13 as Limited Term Employees, and 2 unidentified. One summary includes excerpts from participants in the survey organized around four themes:

  • Showing Respect for One’s Opinions, Ideas, and Beliefs
  • Showing Respect for One’s Personal Differences and Feelings
  • Showing Respect for One as a Unique Individual and as a Member of the Team
  • Showing Respect for One’s Property, Space, Time, and Situation

Within each theme, quotes by P. M. Forni, cofounder of the Johns Hopkins Civility Project and author of Choosing Civility: The Twenty-Five Rules of Considerate Conduct, are included when relevant.
{Forni, P.M. Choosing Civility: The Twenty-Five Rules of Considerate Conduct. St. Martin’s Press, New York. 2002.}

Another survey summary provides suggestions for supervisors related to establishing civil work environments. A listing of incivility examples gathered from the surveys are also available as are a listing of suggested tools and methods for helping raise civility awareness.