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Faculty Staff Survey April 2013

A survey invitation was sent to approximately 8,384 University of Kansas faculty and staff on April 17, 2013 using the kulsfa-l distribution list. This survey was conducted to determine the interest level of faculty and staff in the development of a more restrictive smoking policy at the University of Kansas. This is the first time this survey was conducted.

1,506 people filled out the survey, including 25 who printed off and mailed in the survey. The response rate was 18%.

The survey was open from April 17 – May 17, 2013.

Survey Results (pdf)

Survey invitational email

Recently, the Student Senate surveyed students to ascertain their interest in the development of a more restrictive smoking policy at the University of Kansas.  To provide a more complete view of opinions on campus, the Department of Human Resources has created a similar survey for all faculty, staff, and staff of affiliated organizations.

All faculty and staff are invited to share your opinions about whether to have more smoking restrictions at the University of Kansas.  Please go to the website shown below to complete a brief survey by Friday, May 3, 2013. 


This anonymous survey will be very helpful to the University in the possible development of a new smoking and tobacco use policy and programs. If you prefer to print off this survey rather than complete it online, you may send it in campus mail or regular mail and address it to the Department of Human Resources (1246 West Campus Road, Room 103 Carruth O’Leary Hall).

At its March 12th meeting, the University Senate Executive Committee passed a resolution stating, “SenEx encourages Student Senate in its initiative to develop a more restrictive smoking policy at the University of Kansas.”  Your participation in this survey will be of great value to all of the parties involved in discussing this topic.

Thank you for your assistance!

Ola Faucher, Director of Human Resources


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