Research in Progress

Faculty Work Life Study

Data collection for the 2010 University of Michigan Faculty Work Life Study, conducted by the Center for the Education of Women (CEW) and sponsored by the Office of the Provost, is now complete with a 33.1% response rate. Analysis is currently underway and will include comparison with 1996 survey findings as well as results from peer institutions participating in the Association of American Universities (AAU) Data Exchange.

This survey inquired about faculty activities, attitudes and perceptions of their work environment, using the AAU Data Exchange Core Survey of Faculty as its instrument base. The AAU-DE survey instrument was actually built on the model of the first UM Faculty Work Life Study, conducted by CEW, in conjunction with the UM Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education (CSHPE). That study, published in 1999, covered a wide range of topics related to workload, satisfaction, retention, and general climate for tenured, tenure-track and clinical faculty, and lecturers.