Survey of Faculty Worklife at Florida Atlantic University


About the Survey 

The Survey of Faculty Worklife at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) was modified using survey instruments developed by the Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute (WISELI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  The ADVANCE FAU  Team has been collaborating with experts from WISELI to modify the survey instrument to reflect FAU’s organizational context.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison was a member of Cohort 1 of ADVANCE Institutional Transformation (IT) Award recipients in 2001.  Considered to be one of the leading universities to achieve institutional transformation, UW-Madison has also been a leader at the national level in developing a comprehensive research program to assess and evaluate institutional transformation. 

Funded by the National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE Program, researchers from WISELI interviewed women faculty and staff in STEM disciplines.  As a result, climate survey instruments were developed to systematically understand issues related to hiring process, promotion and tenure, diversity, satisfaction, to name a few. 


Survey of Faculty Worklife at FAU – 2017

Administer the baseline online survey to tenured, tenure-track (T/TT) and non-tenure track (NTT) faculty at FAU.  The survey addresses topics including: 

  • Hiring process
  • Promotion and tenure
  • Collaboration
  • Workload
  • Diversity and climate
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Hostile Work Environment
  • Satisfaction with FAU
  • Demographics

Sample Questions

Below are sample questions from the Survey of Faculty Worklife at FAU – 2017:

Selected questions from the Survey of Faculty Worklife at FAU 2017


Protection of Survey of Faculty Worklife Respondents

ADVANCE FAU   is committed to protecting all individuals who respond to the online survey. Procedures to protect respondents include the following:

  • Received IRB approval (February 9, 2017) at FAU to conduct study of faculty worklife.
  • Online survey is anonymous to protect respondent identity
  • Results will be reported in the aggregate (e.g., college-level)


 Last Modified 2/10/17