Survey Questions

The Scientist Readers' Survey: Survey Questions Best Places to Work in Academia 2010 Category Question Job Satisfaction My work gives me great personal satisfaction. Job Satisfaction My research activities are valued by my colleagues. Job Satisfaction My teaching activities are valued by my students. Peers My peers are excellent scientists. Peers There is a high level of coop

Jul 1, 2010
The Scientist Staff

The Scientist Readers' Survey: Survey Questions

Best Places to Work in Academia 2010

Category Question
Job Satisfaction My work gives me great personal satisfaction.
Job Satisfaction My research activities are valued by my colleagues.
Job Satisfaction My teaching activities are valued by my students.
Peers My peers are excellent scientists.
Peers There is a high level of cooperation and collegiality among my peers.
Peers My institution has an excellent reputation.
Peers Different genders and minorities are fairly represented on the faculty and staff.
Peers My institution fosters collaboration among faculty.
Peers My institution promotes networking with scientists in other institutions.
Infrastructure and Environment My institution has high quality graduate and undergraduate students.
Infrastructure and Environment My institution provides me with adequate administrative staff to run my office.
Infrastructure and Environment My institution provides adequate core facilities.
Infrastructure and Environment My institution has an excellent information technology infrastructure.
Infrastructure and Environment Infrastructure and buildings are well maintained, and replaced or expanded when needed.
Infrastructure and Environment My institution is located in a community where it is pleasant to live.
Infrastructure and Environment My institution fosters a flexible attitude to balancing the needs of work and family.
Research Resources The administration provides support and encouragement for my research activities.
Research Resources My institution provides an adequate research funding package for new faculty members.
Research Resources My institution provides access to all essential information services and journals.
Research Resources My institution has the resources to supply basic research infrastructure needs not covered by grants.
Research Resources The institution has a fund that can be used to fill in the gaps between research grants.
Pay I believe the pay at my institution is fair and competitive.
Pay There are opportunities for merit increases and the criteria are clearly spelled out.
Pay My institution negotiates pay fairly.
Pay My pay has not been adversely affected by the current economic downturn.
Management and Policies My institution has effective and supportive leadership that responds to input from researchers.
Management and Policies Institution administrators are accessible and listen to faculty and staff members.
Management and Policies The administration has an appropriate size for this institution.
Management and Policies Administrative salaries are appropriate in relation to their responsibilities and experience.
Management and Policies My institution provides adequate health care coverage for me and my family.
Management and Policies Male and female employees are treated equitably.
Management and Policies Administrative systems for purchasing supplies and equipment are efficient and well organized.
Teaching and Mentoring My institution provides adequate resources to support my teaching and mentoring duties.
Teaching and Mentoring My institution values teaching and mentoring of students and junior researchers.
Teaching and Mentoring The administration allows flexibility in balancing research, teaching and mentoring duties.
Tenure and Promotion The tenure or promotion system at my institution are transparent and explained to faculty members and staff.
Tenure and Promotion The tenure or promotion systems are fairly applied.
Tenure and Promotion The qualifications and experience of new faculty and staff members are appropriately recognized during hiring.