Survey of Non-Tenure Track Faculty

Responses from Instructors, Agriculture Extension Faculty, Clinical Faculty, and Research Faculty

 

Overall

 

The Non-Tenure Track Faculty Survey was sent to 774 possible respondents; 274 recipients responded to the survey and another 9 responded to the Non-Tenure Track Faculty Committee Chair directly to say that the survey did not relate to their position. The overall response rate for the survey was 36.6%

 

The number of respondents by job title:

 

Instructors                                120

Agriculture Extension                  76

Clinical Faculty                38

Research Faculty                        22

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Total                                        256

Other                                          27     Did not classify themselves according to the four job titles

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Total respondents                  283

 

 

Items on Survey

 

The Survey contained 6 items. Some were descriptive; others assessed satisfaction and allowed respondents to provide open-ended comments.

 

The descriptive items were:

 

These items were taken from “Statement on Non-Tenure Track Faculty Members” published by the Modern Language Association and from the career-ladders describing the duties and ranks of Non-Tenure Track Clinical and Research Faculty.

 

The items intended to assess satisfaction were:

       (1-4 rankings, with 4 as highest and 1 as lowest)

 

These items were suggested by emails received from Non-Tenure Track Faculty members during Fall Semester 2005.

 

 

 

 

Responses for Satisfaction Items

 

A complete report of the responses to the Survey is available on the University Senate website at:

http://www.auburn.edu/administration/governance/senate/au_senate.html

 

Here are the responses to the satisfaction items arranged by job title of the respondents:

 

Instructor Responses

 

 

4 very satisfied

3

2

1 not satisfied

Your job duties are clearly defined (n=102)

64.7%

(66)

27.5%

(28)

4.9%

(5)

2.9%

(3)

 Your job performance is evaluated appropriately (n=95)

37.9%

(36)

37.9%

(36)

13.7%

(13)

10.5%

(10)

If you have a career ladder, policies in your career ladder  are relevant for your job (n=36)

22.2%

(8)

11.1%

(4)

30.6%

(11)

36.1%

(13)

 

Agriculture Extension Faculty Responses

 

 

4 very satisfied

3

2

1 not satisfied

Your job duties are clearly defined (n=66)

30.3%

(20)

45.5%

(30)

21.2%

(14)

3.0%

(2)

 Your job performance is evaluated appropriately (n=64)

26.6%

(17)

39.1%

(25)

23.4%

(15)

10.9%

(7)

If you have a career ladder, policies in your career ladder are relevant for your job

(n=53)

15.1%

(8)

45.3%

(24)

26.4%

(14)

13.2%

(7)

 

Clinical Faculty Responses

 

 

4 very satisfied

3

2

1 not satisfied

Your job duties are clearly defined (n=29)

31.0%

(9)

41.3%

(12)

20.7%

(6)

6.9%

(2)

 Your job performance is evaluated appropriately  (n=33)

27.2%

(9)

45.4%

(15)

18.1%

(6)

9.1%

(3)

If you have a career ladder, policies in your career ladder are relevant for your job (n=26)

15.4%

(4)

42.3%

(11)

26.9%

(7)

15.4%

(4)

 

Research Faculty Responses

 

 

4 very satisfied

3

2

1 not satisfied

Your job duties are clearly defined (n=20))

40.0%

(8)

25.0%

(5)

25.0%

(5)

10.0%

(2)

 Your job performance is evaluated appropriately (n=15)

33.3%

(5)

33.3%

(5)

20.0%

(3)

13.3%

(2)

If you have a career ladder, policies in your career ladder are relevant for your job (n=10)

30.0%

(3)

10.0%

(1)

50.0%

(5)

10.0%

(1)

 

Selected Responses to Open-Ended Item: Please describe any concerns you have about your Non-Tenure Track Faculty position.

 

Shared Concerns

 

Instructor Concerns

 

Agriculture Extension Faculty Concerns

 

Clinical Faculty Concerns

 

Research Faculty Concerns


Recommendations from the Non-Tenure Track Faculty Committee Based on the Survey