Needs-Assessment Survey and Report

Faculty Survey results are in!

The Faculty Development Committee launched this survey in the summer of 2011 to collect feedback from SPH faculty at every stage of their career development. Your input has helped us begin to understand how faculty are defining faculty development, what has worked (and not worked) in the past, as well as how best to incorporate the needs and priorities of SPH faculty in the development of new programs and resources.

The survey and report summarizing aggregated data are provided here for your review. Appendices with feedback collected from the Governing Council and the Faculty Senate, commenting on details from the report and recommending possible directions for faculty development in the coming year, are also available.

We heard you.

Results from the survey made clear that faculty wanted more systematic mentoring and pre-submission grant proposal review. Plans are in place to do just that, with department chairs committed to working with their faculty.

Faculty also wanted better communication, since it’s hard to take advantage of development opportunities if you don’t hear about them in time. We are working with the Communications office to highlight events and announcements with the tag “Faculty Development,” and we have developed a faculty development website to make it easier to find the resources you need to fulfill the many roles and responsibilities you have at the School.

But we aren’t stopping there.

The survey was just the start of an ongoing dialogue involving you, our faculty. We need you to continue to share your observations, suggestions, and criticisms—anonymously and confidentially—to further shape faculty development at the School.

Please continue to send us your feedback!

Thank you!

Marianne Prout, Director of Faculty Development