Working Conditions

The survey gathered data about the prevalence of the following departmental conditions:  the importance of external funding to tenure and promotion decisions; faculty turnover rates; tenure rates; and the degree of institutional support for the department. 

Survey questions and the factors they addressed are listed below. These definitions are followed by tables of results for CS departments and then tables for Biology/Life Sciences departments.

Working Conditions in Computer Science Departments

Importance of Funding to Tenure and Promotion

Mean Ratings on a 5-point scale, 1=not important, 5=very important

CS Departments
Mean Faculty Rating

1.2

3.25

2.2

1.00

3.2

3.96

4.2

1.67

5.2

.

6.2

2.33

7.2

3.60

8.2

4.40

10.2

2.50

11.2

1.00

12.2

2.00

13.2

2.00

14.2

3.00

15.2

4.00

16.2

4.40

17.2

2.40

18.2

3.50

19.2

2.50

20.2

2.00

21.2

4.53

22.2

3.00

24.2

3.77

25.2

2.00

mean

2.86

 

Faculty Turnover Relative to FT Tenured Faculty

CS Departments
Rating

1.2

15%

2.2

 

3.2

13%

4.2

100%

5.2

67%

6.2

 

7.2

0%

8.2

25%

10.2

40%

11.2

 

12.2

67%

13.2

20%

14.2

33%

15.2

17%

16.2

12%

17.2

67%

18.2

0%

19.2

50%

20.2

0%

21.2

18%

22.2

33%

24.2

22%

25.2

0%

mean

30%

 

Tenure Rate of Responding Faculty

CS Departments
% Tenured

1.2

75.00

2.2

33.30

3.2

78.30

4.2

33.30

5.2

.

6.2

33.30

7.2

73.40

8.2

40.00

10.2

40.00

11.2

0.00

12.2

100.00

13.2

100.00

14.2

0.00

15.2

66.70

16.2

60.00

17.2

80.00

18.2

50.00

19.2

50.00

20.2

100.00

21.2

73.40

22.2

50.00

24.2

93.70

25.2

0.00

mean

55.93

Working Conditions in Biology/Life Sciences Departments

Importance of Funding to Tenure and Promotion

Mean Ratings on a 5-point scale, 1=not important, 5=very important

Biology/Life Sciences Departments
Mean Faculty Rating
1.1 2.50
2.1 1.00
3.1 4.12
4.1 2.33
5.1 3.00
6.1 2.67
7.1 4.51
8.1 4.44
10.1 3.33
11.1 2.25
12.1 1.00
13.1 2.00
14.1 2.00
15.1 3.25
16.1 3.84
17.1 1.95
18.1 2.25
19.1 3.00
20.1 3.60
21.1 4.57
22.1 4.30
24.1 4.54
25.1 2.80

mean

3.01
 

Faculty Turnover Relative to FT Tenured Faculty

Biology/Life Sciences Departments
Rating
1.1

18%

2.1 0%
3.1 21%
4.1 50%
5.1 200%
6.1 0%
7.1 15%
8.1 50%
10.1 13%
11.1 9%
12.1 0%
13.1 25%
14.1 0%
15.1 0%
16.1 5%
17.1 25%
18.1 0%
19.1 .
20.1 83%
21.1 .
22.1 5%
24.1 2%
25.1 14%

mean

25%

 

Tenure Rate of Responding Faculty

Biology/Life Sciences Departments
% Tenured
1.1 33.30
2.1 60.00
3.1 42.40
4.1 66.70
5.1 0.00
6.1 100.00
7.1 100.00
8.1 50.00
10.1 70.00
11.1 0.00
12.1 0.00
13.1 70.00
14.1 0.00
15.1 75.00
16.1 75.00
17.1 63.10
18.1 100.00
19.1 75.00
20.1 66.70
21.1 57.30
22.1 90.00
24.1 85.40
25.1 83.30

mean

59.27