Department Quality

KEY FINDINGS:

  • 73% of UT Austin faculty are satisfied to very satisfied with their departments as a place to work. There were significant mean differences between non-tenure and tenured faculty responded to this item with 69% of tenured faculty reporting satisfaction with their departments and 82% of non-tenure faculty reporting satisfaction with their departments.
  • 70% of UT Austin faculty agree somewhat to strongly that their department maintains a diversity-friendly work environment.
  • Survey themes devoted to aspects of the department experience were some of the higher-rated themes within the survey. In particular, the survey theme Department Quality received the third highest benchmark score with an average score of 3.78 (on a scale from 1.00 to 5.00). This theme includes survey items about the intellectual vitality, productivity, and teaching effectiveness of department faculty as well as the department's ability to recruit and retain the best in their respective fields. The survey theme Department Collegiality received the fourth highest benchmark score with an average score of 3.73 (on a scale from 1.00 to 5.00). This theme includes survey items about interactions with other faculty, department ability to blance personal and professional obligations, and the inclusiveness of department colleagues. Both Department Quality and Department Collegiality were top rated survey themes for UT Austin's peer institutions.

 

SATISFACTION WITH THEIR DEPARTMENT AS A PLACE TO WORK:

SATISFACTION WITH THEIR DPT bar chart

 

 

PERCEPTION OF DEPARTMENT'S CLIMATE TOWARD DIVERSITY:

DIVERSITY FRIENDLY WORK ENVIRONMENT