2004-2005 Chain of Command Satisfaction Survey

 

 

Initial dissemination of results, December 15, 2004

 

 

 

Turnout:188 Total. Reasonably good.Definitive

 

Anonymous Votes Ė No name given, vote not counted

 

 

Few assistant professors voted (18/91).

 

Few administrators voted (7/60).

 

Few clinical faculty voted (7/44 + 11/26)

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIA email to Bruce Nauman

 

Direct quotes as follows:

 

ďI like the idea of voting on this matter.

Yet, double envelope one way or the other, still there is a name.

And being fully paranoid, this is not anonymous to my standards.

So I cannot vote. Or you will receive mine without the outer envelope,

just like the ones you referred to in your recent e-mail.Ē

 

 

 

ďIt was reported that relatively few faculty know who Francine is, and, upon looking her name up, have found that she is listed as Administrative Coordinator in the Provost's office.  Several suggestions were made for survey return modes that do not involve listing one's name.Ē

 

 

My satisfaction level is so low it'll fall off your survey's scale.

Iím better off spending the time it would take to fill out the survey looking for another job, which is what I'm doing.

 

 

Overall Satisfaction Ratings

(Tenure Track Faculty)

 

 

 

Favorable

Unfavorable

Average

Grade

President

34%

66%

1.4 ††††††

Provost

54%

46%

2.0††††††††

Dean of Graduate School

24%

76%

1.1†††††††

School Deans

41%

59%

1.7††††††

Department Chairs

73%

27%

2.7†††††

Center Directors

86%

14%

3.0††††††

Faculty Senate

67%

33%

2.3†††††††

 

 

(Add Librarians and Clinical Faculty)

 

Favorable

Unfavorable

Average

Grade

President

30%

70%

1.2††††††

 

Grades are on a 0 to 4 scale where 4 = Completely satisfied, 3 = Somewhat satisfied, 2 = Neutral, 1 = Somewhat dissatisfied, 0 = Very unsatisfied.

 

 

 

More Detail (Tenure Track Faculty)

 

 

Completely

Satisfied

Somewhat Satisfied

Neutral

Somewhat

Unsatisfied

Very

Unsatisfied

Average

Grade

President

14%

14%

13%

22%

37%

1.4††††††

Provost

11%

33%

21%

12%

23%

2.0††††††††

Dean of Graduate School

6%

11%

14%

23%

45%

1.1†††††††

School Deans

13%

17%

22%

24%

22%

1.7††††††

Department Chairs

36%

29%

17%

11%

7%

2.8†††††

Center Directors

40%

33%

27%

0%

0%

3.1††††††

Faculty Senate

10%

42%

24%

13%

11%

2.3†††††††

 

(Add Librarians and Clinical Faculty)

 

Completely

Satisfied

Somewhat Satisfied

Neutral

Somewhat

Unsatisfied

Very

Unsatisfied

Average

Grade

President

12%

12%

13%

26%

42%

1.3††††††

 

 

 

 

 

The Survey Responses

 

The Institute

 

 

 

In regard to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, how satisfied are you:

 

1.that the current version of the Rensselaer Planis an appropriate road††††††††††††† 2.0

†††† map for taking Rensselaer into the 21st century?

 

2. that the climate on campus is in keeping with a collegial atmosphere?††††††††††††† 1.2††

 

3. with the working relationship between the faculty and the†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 0.8

††† administration?

 

4. that the resources currently on campus are being utilized in an††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1.2

††† appropriate manner in support ofRensselaerís academic programs?

 

5. that the inputs of the faculty play an effective role in formulating†††††††††††††††††††† 0.6

††† Institute policy?††

 

 

 

The President

 

 

In regard to the Institute President, how satisfied are you:

 

6. with the Presidentís ability to motivate,lead, and support the faculty?††††††††††† 1.4

 

7. with the Presidentís policy decisions and administration of the†††††††††††††††††††††††† 1.2

††† Institute?

 

8. with the public image of Rensselaer projected by the President?†††††††††††††††††††††† 2.7

 

9. with the fund raising activity of the President?†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2.6

 

10. with the Presidentís financial management of the University?†††††††††††††††††††††††† 1.4

 

11. with the communication between the faculty and President?†††††††††††††† ††††††††††††0.9

 

12.         Overall, how satisfied are you with the Presidentís leadership of the††††††††††† 1.4

††††† Institute?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Provost

 

 

 

In regard to the Institute Provost, how satisfied are you:

 

 

13.†† with the Provost as the chief representative of the faculty?††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1.8

 

 

14.with the Provostís leadership of the curriculum development process?†††††††††† 1.7

 

15. with the Provostís leadership in faculty recruitment and hiring?††††††††††††††††††††† 2.3

 

16. with the communication between the faculty and the Provost?†††††††††††††††††††††††† 2.1††††† .

 

17.Overall, how satisfied are you with the Provostís leadership of the†††††††††††††††† 2.0

†††††† Institute?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Graduate School

 

 

In regard to the Dean of the Graduate School, how satisfied are you:

 

18.with the Dean as the chief representative of the Graduate School?††††††††††††††††††† 1.3

 

19.with the Deanís policy decisions and administration of the Graduate School?††† 0.9

 

20. with the Deanís leadership in enhancing the quality of graduate†††††††††††††††††††††††† 1.1

††††† education?

 

21. with the communication between the faculty and the Dean?†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1.3

22. Overall, how satisfied are you with the Deanís leadership of the†††††††††††† †††††††††††1.1

††††† Graduate School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schools

 

 

 

In regard to your Schools Dean, how satisfied are you:

 

23. with your Dean as chief representative of your schoolís faculty?†††††††††††††††††††††† 1.9

 

24. with the Deanís leadership in promoting scholarship and external†††††††††††††††††††† 1.9

††††† recognition?

 

25. with the Deanís role of the curriculum development process?††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1.7

 

26.         with the communication between the faculty and the Dean?†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2.0

 

27. with allocation of available resources?†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1.7

 

28. Overall, how satisfied are you with your Deanís leadership of the††††††††††††††††††††† 1.7

††††† School?

 

 

 

 

 

Departments

 

 

 

 

In regard to the Department Chair, how satisfied are you:

 

29. with the Chair as the chief representative of the departmentís faculty?†††††††††††††† 2.8

 

30. with the administration of the department?†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2.7

 

31.with the recruitment and hiring of new faculty?††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2.7

 

32. with the Chairís role in curriculum development?†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2.6††††††

 

33. with the communication between the faculty and the Chair?†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2.9

 

34. with the Chairís ability to motivate and support the faculty?†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2.6

 

35. with the Chairís mentorship of junior faculty?††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2.7

 

36. Overall, how satisfied are you with your Departmentís Chair?†††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2.8

††††† leadership of the department?

 

 

 

Centers

 

 

 

In regard to your Center Director, how satisfied are you:

 

37.with the communication between the faculty and Director?††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3.2

 

38. with the financial management of the center?††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††† ††††††† †††††2.6

 

39.Overall, how satisfied are you with your Center Directorís effectiveness?†††††††† 3.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Faculty Senate

 

 

 

 

 

In regard to the Faculty Senate, how satisfied are you

 

40. with the communication between the Faculty Senate and the faculty?†††††††††† 2.8

 

41. with the Faculty Senateís effectiveness in representing the needs and††† ††††††† 2.2

†††††† wishes of the faculty?

 

42. Overall, how satisfied are you with your Faculty Senateís leadership††††† ††††††† 2.3

†††††† of the Institute?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How the Chosen Departments Rate the President

 

 

 

 

Favorable

Unfavorable

Biology

80%

20%

Biomedical Engineering

30%

70%

Chemical and Biological Engineering

46%

54%