Employee Surveys

Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE)
FSSE measures faculty members’ expectations of student engagement in educational practices that are empirically linked with high levels of learning and development. The survey also collects information about how faculty members spend their time on professorial activities, such as teaching and scholarship, and what kinds of learning experiences their institutions emphasize. The information can be a catalyst for productive discussions related to teaching, learning, and the quality of students’ educational experiences.

The Chronicle of Higher Education's Great Colleges to Work For
The Great Colleges to Work For survey provides insights on the quality of the workplace experience and the competitiveness of policies and benefits. Available to non-profit institutions of higher education, special acknowledgement goes to the schools recognized in multiple categories across 10 recognition categories including: collaborative governance; compensation and benefits; confidence in senior leadership; diversity; facilities, workspace, and security; job satisfaction; professional/career development; respect and appreciation; supervisor/department chair relationship; teaching environment (faculty only); tenure clarity and process (faculty only); and work/life balance. Accordingly, Honor Roll recognition goes to the top ten schools in each 4-year size category and the top four schools in each 2-year size category based on the number of times they were honored in the individual recognition areas.

HERI Faculty Survey
The HERI Faculty Survey is designed to provide institutions with actionable information on important and timely issues. It includes topics such as pedagogical practices, faculty goals and expectations for students, research and service activities, sources of stress and satisfaction, and the connection between learning in the classroom and practices in the local and global community.

University of Maryland Faculty Time Use Study
According to the UMD website, “[t]he purpose of the Faculty Time Study is to understand the full range of faculty work activities, time allocation to them, the nature of requests made to faculty for new work activities, and faculty responses.” 


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