The Carolina Women’s Center (CWC) is conducting a needs assessment to gauge UNC employee perspectives on a range of staff needs and issues. The CWC’s mission is to create an inclusive education and work environment where gender is not a barrier to success, difference and diversity are celebrated, and everyone is safe to live, learn, teach, and work without threat of harm or unequal treatment.
The purpose of this evaluation is to collect feedback for the CWC to consider in creating future programming for employees. We are interested in learning more about gaps in university services for staff, barriers in accessing services, and how the CWC might provide services to meet employee needs.
You are invited to participate in a focus group. This is an important opportunity to communicate your ideas for future programming and opinions on university services for staff to the CWC. If you know other employees would wish to participate, please contact Megan Dale at the email or phone number listed at the end of this letter.
Your participation is voluntary and the results of the focus groups will be kept confidential. If you decide to participate during work hours, you may need to request supervisory permission to participate. You may also withdraw at any time.
If you are willing to participate, please choose a focus group session from the following list and respond to this email with your availability or sign up for a focus group session here.
Monday, July 1, 12:00pm
Friday, June 21, 12:00pm
Monday, June 24, 4:30pm
Tuesday, July 2, 8:30am
Sonja Haynes Stone Center
Thursday, June 27, 12pm
Refreshments will be provided at all sessions!
If the listed sessions are inconvenient, alternatives will be identified. Although staff would ideally participate in a focus group session, we also welcome individuals to schedule informal interviews to discuss employee needs. Please contact me if you wish to schedule a meeting instead of joining a focus group.
If you choose to participate, you will be sent a confirmation email as well as some topics to think about in advance.
Please feel free to contact Megan Dale, CWC MPA intern, at (919) 962-8605 or at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about the research study.