Results of the Spring 2016 “Faculty Opinion on the State of the University” Survey

To help address continuing concerns about the actions and future plans of the administration at The University of Akron, the Akron-AAUP has conducted a third campus-wide survey of the faculty, following up on surveys conducted in the spring of 2015 and the fall of 2015. The results of the survey, shared here and also with the community, offer a gauge of faculty sentiment on a wide range of important issues facing the University.

Along with the majority of the faculty, the leadership of the Akron-AAUP believes the situation at the university is worsening, and we encourage the Board of Trustees to take the steps necessary to rectify the situation. There is much work to be done to repair the damage done during the past year and a half—we must begin this work as soon as we possibly can. Only by including faculty in the process will we be successful.

Thank you to all who participated in the survey.

Brief summary of the survey results:

More than 75% of bargaining unit faculty completed the survey. As can be seen below, roughly two-thirds or more of the faculty in most colleges participated; only one college had a participation rate of less than 60%.  This high response rate means that the results are representative of the views of the bargaining unit faculty across campus.

On every issue measured, faculty reported more negative views of the administration and its leadership than they had just 7 months ago.

SURVEY RESULTS

Spring 2016 Survey Response Rates

College Percent Responding
BCAS 77.3
CAST 73.0
CBA 66.7
CHP 81.6
Dev Programs 64.3
Education 76.9
Engineering 67.1
Library 80.0
PSPE 40.0
Wayne 77.3
Overall response rate: 75.9

Selected Results (full report available for download below):

Worse Off 1Strategic Planning 6ScarboroughLeadership
Click HERE for detailed survey results.