Faculty Surveys and Research

2010 Faculty Climate Survey

The 2010 Faculty Climate Survey was administered to full-time faculty at the rank of instructor and above who had been hired before April 2010. The survey included items about overall satisfaction at the university; evaluation of work environment and leadership; access to and satisfaction with academic resources and support; assessment of the campus climate; and career development issues such as promotion, tenure, mentoring, and retention.

A subset of questions on the survey were also asked of students and staff. Results allow comparison of how each campus constituency perceives the environment for inclusion and diversity.

2007 Faculty Climate Survey

In 2007 a survey on university climate and community was administered to all full- and part-time faculty members in connection with the university’s self-study for reaccreditation and the work of the Resource Equity Committee. As in 2004, the survey examined the quality of the university’s academic community and its impact on the experience of being a faculty member at CWRU. In support of the goals of the ACES program, the survey also looked at factors that could affect the recruitment and retention of faculty members, especially women and under-represented minorities.

Report of the 2007 Faculty Climate Study: Summary Report
Report of the 2007 Faculty Climate Study: Full Report

2004 University Community and Climate Survey

As part of the university's 2005 self-study for reaccreditation, a faculty community and climate survey was conducted in 2004 by the Accreditation Subcommittee on Faculty Engagement, Motivation, and Commitment, working in collaboration with the Resource Equity Committee. The survey’s purpose was to examine the quality of the university’s academic community and to assess factors that might be adversely affecting the recruitment and retention of highly qualified faculty members.

Self-Study Report of the 2004 University Community and Climate Survey

Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE)

COACHE, based at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is a consortium of colleges and universities that focuses on ways to make the academic workplace more attractive and equitable for early-career faculty. The COACHE Tenure-Track Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey was given in fall 2005 and spring 2009 to pre-tenure faculty in selected disciplines. The survey helps to gain a better understanding of the campus climate for junior faculty, including information on clarity of the tenure process, relationships with colleagues, support for professional development, and work-life balance.

Salary and Gender Study

The ACES program began studying the impact of gender on salary in 2005 at CWRU. For this study, base salaries of board appointed faculty from all departments (with the exception of the clinical departments of the School of Medicine) were included. Ordinary least squared regression was used to examine the affect of gender on salary while controlling for age, rank, years in rank, tenure status, years since hire, highest degree earned, and years since highest degree earned. Residual values (observed values minus predicted values) were examined for differences in gender and ethnicity. In 2011, path analysis was used to examine the direct and indirect effects of gender on salary.

Salary and Gender Study for Academic Year 2013-2014
Salary and Gender Study for Academic Year 2012-2013
Salary and Gender Study for Academic Year 2011-2012
Salary and Gender Study for Academic Year 2008-2009
Salary and Gender Study for Academic Year 2007-2008

 

 

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