Faculty Survey Reports

ADVANCE Faculty Survey Reports 2018-2019 and 2022-2023

UMass ADVANCE administered a climate survey to all faculty members in Fall 2018-Winter 2019. We will conduct the same survey in 2022-2023 (Year 5 of the grant) to measure the impact of our interventions and assess change over time. The survey seeks to capture faculty members’ experiences at UMass, and whether and how these experiences vary for different identity groups. The ADVANCE team has created two-page reports summarizing key findings from the initial survey by topic. You can view or download the two-page reports or the full report, "Faculty Collaboration and Equity: UMass ADVANCE Survey Report" below.

In addition, the ADVANCE team has created best-practices tools based on these findings. They can be found on our Resources and Tools Page

Inclusive Community Findings

Research Collaboration Findings

Shared Decision Making Findings

Intersectionality

Intersectional theory notes that gender intersects with statuses like race, ethnicity, nationality, class, sexuality, disability, and age to affect people’s lived experiences, including experiences in academic settings. While ADVANCE focuses on developing systemic, sustainable approaches to address gender disparities in the sciences, this includes dynamics at the intersection of gender and race, and other identities like sexuality, nationality, and rank. Our report and findings reflect this commitment to intersectionality. You can view or download the two-page reports below.

Race and Gender Findings

Nationality and Gender Findings

Sexuality and Gender Findings

Rank and Gender Findings

Caregiving and Gender Findings

STEM vs Non-STEM Findings

Faculty Collaboration and Equity: UMass ADVANCE Survey Report

Download the Full Faculty Survey Report

More information about the Survey

Survey questions centered around three themes: community inclusion, research collaboration, and departmental decision-making. The survey asked about faculty research, teaching, and service; the culture and decision-making style within departments and programs; quality of faculty mentoring; job satisfaction; and balance between work and personal life. Ultimately, we seek to understand if there is equity in the distribution of resources to promote faculty success and inclusion. What is going well for faculty? What areas need improvement?  

The baseline campus survey informs UMass ADVANCE goals, interventions, and programming. By collecting survey data on faculty perceptions of climate, collaboration, and decision-making, we will develop new mechanisms to support greater equity on campus.

In total, 655 UMass faculty completed the survey, for a response rate of 46%.  Because the overarching goal of the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Program is to promote gender equity for STEM faculty, we primarily report on the data from the 419 UMass faculty respondents from 32 STEM departments in the College of Engineering, College of Information and Computer Sciences, College of Natural Sciences, or College or Social and Behavioral Sciences, or in the departments of Management in the Isenberg School of Management and Linguistics in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. While ADVANCE focuses on developing systemic, sustainable approaches to address gender disparities in the sciences, this includes dynamics at the intersection of gender and race, and other identities like sexuality, nationality, and rank. Our two-page reports reflect this commitment to intersectionality.