Studies of the Climate for Faculty, Postdoctoral Fellows, and Graduate Students at the University of Michigan

Climate for Faculty
Assessing the Academic Work Environment for Faculty at the University of Michigan:
2001, 2006 & 2012

During the fall of 2001 the ADVANCE Program administered the first University of Michigan Survey of Academic Climate and Activities. In fall 2006, a second survey was conducted to assess changes in the campus work environment for scientists and engineers at the completion of the five-year NSF supported period of UM's ADVANCE Program. Most recently, in the fall of 2012, a third survey was conducted.

2012 reports:

  • Report one: Assessing the Academic Work Environment for Science and Engineering Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty at the University of Michigan in 2001, 2006, and 2012: Gender and Race in Department- and University-Related Climate Factors - Executive Summary, Full Report, Data Tables, and Survey Instrument
  • Report two: Assessing the Academic Work Environment for Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty at the University of Michigan in 2006 and 2012: Gender, Race, and Discipline in Department- and University-Related Climate Factors - Full Report and Data Tables
  • Report three: Assessing the Academic Work Environment for Tenure-Track Faculty at the University of Michigan in 2001, 2006, and 2012: Gender and Race in Retention-Relevant Career Experiences - Full Report
  • Report four: Assessing the Academic Work Environment for Tenure-Track Faculty at the University of Michigan in 2012: Predictors of Job Satisfaction - Full Report

  • Assessing the Academic Work Environment for Clinical-Track and Research-Track Faculty:
    • Assessing the Work Environment for Clinical-Track Faculty at the University of Michigan Medical School in 2012: Gender and Race as Factors in School Climate and Career Experiences - Full Report
    • Assessing the Work Environment for Research-Track Faculty at the University of Michigan in 2012: Gender and Race as Factors in Climate- and Career-Related Experiences - Full Report

2006 reports:

  • Report one: Assessing the Academic Work Environment for Science and Engineering Faculty at the University of Michigan in 2001 and 2006: Gender and Race in Department- and University-Related Climate Factors - Executive Summary, Full Report, and Data Tables
  • Report two: Assessing the Academic Work Environment for Science and Engineering and Social Science Faculty at the University of Michigan in 2006: Gender, Race, and Discipline in Department- and University-Related Climate Factors - Executive Summary, Full Report, and Data Tables
  • Report three: Assessing the Academic Work Environment for Science and Engineering Faculty at the University of Michigan in 2001 and 2006: Gender and Race in Retention-Relevant Career Experiences - Executive Summary, Full Report, and Data Tables
  • Report four: Assessing the Academic Work Environment for Science and Engineering and Social Science Faculty at the University of Michigan in 2006: Gender, Race, and Discipline in Retention-Relevant Career Experiences - Executive Summary, Full Report, and Data Tables
  • Report five: Assessing the Academic Work Environment for Science and Engineering and Social Science Faculty at the University of Michigan in 2006: Gender and Race in Faculty Mentoring - Executive Summary and Full Report

2005 report:

  • In February 2005 a brief web survey was sent to all instructional track women scientists and engineers on campus to assess their current experiences of the climate and to learn if they perceive any changes in the climate since the ADVANCE baseline survey was completed in the fall 2001. - Full Report

2002 reports:

Climate for Postdoctoral Fellows

In spring 2011, the UM ADVANCE Program administered a survey to postdoctoral fellows at the University of Michigan. The survey covered a broad range of issues related to the postdoc experience and career plans. The aims of the study were to better understand the postdoctoral experience at the University of Michigan and to allow comparisons with other participating institutions with the goal of improving the work environment for postdocs at the University of Michigan.

Climate for Ph.D. Students

In fall 2004, the ADVANCE Program, in collaboration with Rackham Graduate School, surveyed all doctoral students enrolled in Rackham for more than one year. Survey topics included skills, training and learning experiences, advising and mentoring, career planning goals, department climate, and background information.

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