ADVANCE Faculty Survey Reports 2022-2023 and 2018-2019
UMass ADVANCE administered climate surveys to all faculty members in Fall 2022-Winter 2023 and in Fall 2018-Winter 2019 to measure the impact of our interventions and assess change over time. The surveys sought to capture faculty members’ experiences at UMass, and whether and how these experiences vary for different identity groups. The ADVANCE team created two-page reports summarizing key findings from each year's survey by topic. You can view or download the two-page reports for each survey or their full reports 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.
Findings from 2023-2023 Survey
Findings from 2018-2019 Survey
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.
Faculty Collaboration and Equity: UMass ADVANCE 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.