Joint Meeting Survey

Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the 50 attributes as it pertains to the monthly Joint Instruction/Student Services Meeting and click when you have finished. Your responses are anonymous. They are part of the Highly Effective Meetings Profile which we are using to evaluate the modifications we made earlier this year to the meeting. Thanks for your participation.

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  1. Overall, the quality of our decision-making is good.
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  1. Participants come well prepared to our meetings.
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  1. People feel free to discuss sensitive issues in our meetings.
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  1. We have an agenda for our meetings.
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  1. Real participation of all group members is encouraged in our meetings.
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  1. Participants understand how decisions will be made before we make an important decision (e.g., consensus, simple majority, the leader has the final say).
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  1. Our agenda has a sense of priority to it. We spend most of our time on the most important things.
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  1. There is a high level of trust between participants in our meetings.
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  1. We take time to review the agenda at the beginning of our meetings.
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  1. I feel involved in what's going on during our meetings.
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  1. People generally feel that they can influence the decisions made in this group.
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  1. We establish accountability by reviewing action items from the previous meeting to determine their status and communicate progress.
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  1. Conflict is dealt with effectively in our meetings.
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  1. We usually have mechanisms for capturing or recording the essence of what takes place during our meetings (e.g. action items, agreements).
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  1. Our members solicit my opinions and participation during our meetings.
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  1. We usually have an agreed-upon set of criteria to help us evaluate different alternatives before we make an important decision.
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  1. Before our meeting's end, we review what has been agreed to regarding action items and next steps.
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  1. People tend to be open to the ideas of others in our meetings.
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  1. We usually have someone who acts as a facilitator to keep things moving and to help people stay involved during our meetings.
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  1. The quality of our discussions is high (e.g., issues are examined in depth; problems are addressed and not skirted, etc.)
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  1. We review outcomes to track the quality of the important decisions we have made.
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  1. Our metings are a valuable use of my time because we deal with important content.
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  1. People feel comfortable challenging the ideas and comments of others in our meetings.
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    Disagree


  1. Minutes or a record of our meetings are distributed to participants in a timely manner following the meeting.
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  1. We try different ways to ensure that people get an opportunity to particpate (e.g., use brainstorming, mindmapping, breaking into small groups to discuss a problem).
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  1. We use a variety of decision-making tools (e.g., multi-voting, Nominal Group Technique, etc.) in our meetings.
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  1. If a participant goes off track, they are redirected appropriately.
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  1. There are no personal attacks during our meetings.
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    Disagree


  1. All relevant materials needed for our meetings (e.g., reports, graphs, financial statements) are distributed in advance of the meeting to enable us to read and digest the information before we meet.
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  1. Different ideas and perspectives are often explored in our meetings.
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  1. The processes we use to arrive at a decision are effective.
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  1. Commitments made at our meetings are followed up and not forgotten.
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    Disagree


  1. People really listen to each other during our meetings.
    Agree
    Disagree


  1. If we get stuck on a particular item, we have a process that allows us to capture the item (e.g., "Grass-catcher," "Parking Lot") and continue with our meeting.
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  1. There is appropriate input from regular participants in creating our agendas.
    Agree
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  1. When making important decisions, we usually have a structured approach that everyone understands.
    Agree
    Disagree


  1. Unfinished business from a previous meeting is dealt with at the next meeting.
    Agree
    Disagree


  1. We periodically use part of our meeting to celebrate good news and share successes.
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    Disagree


  1. We adhere to an agreed-upon set of "ground rules" or working agreements to enhance the effectiveness of our meetings (e.g., only one person talkes at a time; no sidebars; start and end the meeting on time).
    Agree
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  1. During our meetings, people are generally focussed on the task at hand (e.g., minimal sidebars, no passing notes, reading e-mails, or writing a novel).
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  1. When appropriate, we use facts, relevant information, and research to influence and inform our decision-making.
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  1. We periodically evaluate the effectiveness of our meetings.
    Agree
    Disagree


  1. Other members in this group value my opinion.
    Agree
    Disagree


  1. We generally start and end our meetings on time.
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  1. Participation is usually energetic and stimulating.
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  1. We usually tap the resources and talents of those in attendance when it comes to making decisions (e.g., different perspectives, expertise, thinking styles).
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  1. We seek closure on agenda items--things are not left hanging.
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  1. For the most part, there are no hidden agendas in our meetings (e.g., people vying for power, sabotaging other participants).
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  1. If someone is absent, a participant in the meeting takes responsibility for informing the member about what took place.
    Agree
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  1. People feel that our meetings are worthwhile because their participation makes a difference in the outcomes, decisions, and results.
    Agree
    Disagree