Submit Your Faculty Perspectives and Experiences Survey
Over the past several years, there has been an ongoing concern regarding campus climate and workplace relationships at CSUSM. This fall, Faculty Advocacy, Care, Engagement and Support (FACES) was institutionalized as one of several programs and initiatives aimed at cultivating a culture of care at CSUSM. The goal of FACES is to provide supportive services for faculty in times of crisis as well as provide resources and training that are aimed at improving faculty-to-faculty relationships.
With the goal of creating programming that is representative of the needs of all faculty, FACES -- in collaboration with the Office of Institutional Planning & Analysis and the Faculty Center -- would like to invite you to participate in an upcoming survey. The Faculty Perspectives and Experiences Survey provides an opportunity for faculty to share their needs and experiences, specifically related to COVID-19, the utilization of campus resources available on campus, and experiences of faculty-to-faculty incivility.
The survey will be open from Nov. 30 through Dec. 18, and all CSUSM faculty are invited to participate. You may use the link below to access the survey - please note that you will need to enter your CSUSM email to access the survey.
Survey Link: https://bit.ly/3onDSPJ
Below are questions and answers regarding the upcoming survey. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact the Office of Institutional Planning & Analysis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Betina Scott, DSW, LCSW
Lecturer, Department of Social Work
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is being invited to take the survey?
All CSUSM Faculty Unit 3 members, including professors, lecturers, librarians, coaches and faculty SSP-AR roles, are invited to share their experiences.
Who is conducting the survey?
This survey is a collaboration among the Faculty Advocacy, Care, Engagement and Support (FACES) initiative, the Faculty Center and the Office of Institutional Planning & Analysis.
How will the survey results be used?
The data from this survey will be used to inform intentional programming for FACES and to enhance and build upon the resources offered from the Faculty Center.
The COVID-19 related survey items were created for the purpose of collecting information to better understand the faculty experience so that CSUSM can continue to support faculty during this unprecedented time.
When will the survey results be shared?
Results of the Faculty Perspectives and Experiences Survey will be shared in spring 2021.
How is my identity being protected?
Your responses will be kept strictly confidential, and results will be reported only in aggregate to identify patterns and themes. Identifying information will be removed from the data set used for analysis, and results will not be disaggregated for groups (e.g., colleges, roles) with fewer than five respondents.
Verbatim comments will be analyzed to identify and report common themes. In some cases, specific quotes may be shared to help exemplify a particular theme. Comments are never associated with an individual respondent, and all submissions are screened for identifying information before sharing.
You will be asked if you would like to give your permission for your de-identified comments to be used as examples when reporting themes. (Please refer to the Staff Needs & Experiences Survey infographic for an example of how comments may be used.)
I heard that there will be a campus-wide climate survey in the 2020-21 academic year. Is this the same survey?
No. The fall 2020 Faculty Perspectives and Experiences Survey was designed by the Office of Institutional Planning & Analysis in partnership with FACES and the Faculty Center. This local survey provides an opportunity for faculty to share timely perspectives that will inform the campus’ ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic and, more specifically, shape faculty care initiatives through FACES and the Faculty Center.
President Ellen Neufeldt has also committed to administering campus climate surveys to students, faculty, staff and administrators in spring 2021 to provide insight into the experiences and perceptions of our entire campus community. The Office of Inclusive Excellence will be sharing more about this effort soon.