The Faculty Welfare Committee held their last meeting of the school year yesterday where they discussed faculty issues of the past, present and future. Here are the top three takeaways.
UNC had the lowest faculty response rate on a system-wide workplace climate survey commissioned by the Board of Governors.
The survey conducted this semester asked faculty and staff how content they were with their work environment at UNC. Committee member and Assistant Provost for Academic Personnel Ann Lemmon said the University got a week-long extension due to their low response rate and still only got a 31 percent faculty response rate. Lemmon said she doesn’t think UNC faculty are concerned with UNC System issues.
“I honestly think that there are a lot of folks on this campus who really don’t care what the system does and if it was a system survey well ‘That’s not ours, why do it?’," Lemmon said.
Clare Counihan, committee member and program coordinator for faculty and staff at the Carolina Women’s Center, said she heard from staff that they didn’t necessarily trust the survey to protect their personal information despite being executed by a third party.