Faculty Work Life Survey 2009 versus 2012

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Faculty Work Life Survey 2009 versus 2012
Sample Demographics
Do you hold a tenure track position?
Yes
No
Your rank
Instructor
Assistant Professor
Associate Professor
Full Professor
Your college:
Bowling Green Community College
College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
College of Health and Human Services
Gordon Ford College of Business
Ogden College of Science and Engineering
Potter College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
University College
University Libraries
2009
79.6%
20.4%
2012
2009
17%
31%
30%
21%
2012
2009
2012
80%
20%
19%
26%
34%
22%
5%
17%
18%
7%
19%
16%
20%
7%
18%
28%
24%
2%
3%
10%
5%
Your responsibilities are primarily:
Teaching
Administrative
2009
88.40%
11.60%
2012
88
12
2009-Very Satisfied/Satisfied
2009-Neutral/No basis
2009-Very Dissatisfied/Dissatisfied
2012-Very Satisfied/Satisfied
2012-Neutral/No basis
2012-Very Dissatisfied/Dissatisfied
Library resources
Availability of University childcare
Information Technology
Parking and Transportation
Bookstore Services
Campus Food Services
Your knowledge of Western's parental/
maternity leave options
Western's parental/maternity leave options
* Your sense of general faculty morale
0%
*”Neutral” was not an option in 2012
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%
70%
2009-Strongly Agree/Agree
2009-Neutral/No basis
2009-Strongly Disagree/Disagree
2012-Strongly Agree/Agree
2012-Neutral/No basis
2012-Strongly Disagree/Disagree
My teaching load is reasonable and
manageable.
My service load is reasonable and
manageable.
My research load is reasonable and
manageable (for tenure, promotion and
continuance).
My total workload is satisfactory.
I have a clear understanding of what I need to
accomplish for tenure and/or promotion.
Tenure and promotion procedures at WKU are
transparent.
0%
10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70%
2009-Strongly Agree/Agree
2009-Neutral/No basis
2009-Strongly Disagree/Disagree
2012-Strongly Agree/Agree
2012-Neutral/No basis
2012-Strongly Disagree/Disagree
The current form of instructor and course
evaluation (SITEs) provides adequate and
effective information about teaching
effectiveness.
I receive appropriate and constructive
feedback about teaching.
I am afforded an appropriate degree of
autonomy with regard to my areas of
responsibility.
I am aware of the criteria for merit increases in
my department.
I am satisfied with the merit increase process.
Relative to years of service and rank my salary
is satisfactory.
Overall I have high job satisfaction.
0%
10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70%
On average, how many credit hours do you teach per year?
Per week, about how many hours do you devote to
teaching, including preparation, grading, office hours?
Per week, about how many hours do you devote to service
(departmental, college or university)?
Per week, about how many hours do you devote to
research/scholarship?
2009
19.8
2012
22.0
31
34.8
10.6
11.5
9
6.7
2009-Strongly Agree/Agree
2009-Neutral/No basis
2009-Strongly Disagree/Disagree
2012-Strongly Agree/Agree
2012-Neutral/No basis
2012-Strongly Disagree/Disagree
The University fosters shared governance.
Faculty members can express dissenting views
on university governance without fear of
intimidation or reprisal.
Academic administrators respond expeditiously
to faculty concerns and to the need for action
in institutional matters.*
The faculty has a strong influence on the
selection and in the evaluation of academic
administrators.
I have a role in the governance of my college.
I trust the leadership team in my college
(Dean, Associate/Assistant Deans and
Department Head).*
Overall the governance system of my
department is effective.
0%
10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70%
*These items were separated into two separate questions in 2012.
The statements below are about President Gary Ransdell's performance
2009-Strongly Agree/Agree
2009-Neutral/No basis
2009-Strongly Disagree/Disagree
2012-Strongly Agree/Agree
2012-Neutral/No basis
2012-Strongly Disagree/Disagree
Articulates a clear vision for the future of the
university based on its mission and values.
Honors commitments and agreements.
Conveys accurate information about current
issues that are important to the faculty in a
timely manner.
Is willing to reevaluate and, if necessary,
retract decisions.
Seeks input from faculty most directly affected
by decisions.
Provides units with the resources necessary to
successfully execute plans and initiatives.
Engages in open dialogue with the faculty on
important current issues and is accessible to
faculty.
Selects competent leaders and removes
incompetent leaders from administrative
positions.
Works to provide adequate pay raises and
equitable compensation packages for faculty.
I have confidence in the President's leadership
and endorse his continuance as President.
0%
10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70%
The statements below are about the Provost’s performance
2009-Strongly Agree/Agree
2009-Neutral/No basis
2009-Strongly Disagree/Disagree
2012-Strongly Agree/Agree
2012-Neutral/No basis
2012-Strongly Disagree/Disagree
Develops and implements plans and policies
that reflect the mission of the university.
Conveys accurate information on current
issues that are important to the faculty in a
timely manner.
Is willing to reevaluate and, if necessary,
retract decisions.
Prioritizes budget needs effectively.
Engages in open dialogue with the faculty on
important current issues and is accessible to
the faculty.
Selects competent leaders and removes
incompetent leaders from administrative
positions.
Routinely consults the faculty on institutional
matters and decisions.
0%
10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70%
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