2010 UK@Work Survey Results
Household and Dependent Care Status
Many faculty (49%) and staff (51%) have spouses/partners employed full-time. Among faculty, 5% of spouses/partners live in separate communities. Thirteen percent (13%) of faculty and nearly one-third (29%) of staff do not have a spouse or partner. Among staff, 14% have another paid job outside of UK for which they generally work 1-10 hour per week.
Forty-two percent (42%) of faculty and 37% of staff currently have at least one child under 18 years of age living with them. Seventeen percent (17%) of faculty and 19% of staff plan to have a child or adopt in the next three to four years. Staff indicated that finding affordable childcare was the greatest challenge.
Among both faculty and staff, finding
- reliable child care and
- emergency back-up care are the most pressing challenges.
Adult Dependent Care
Approximately one tenth of faculty (11%) and staff (12%) currently provide care for adult dependents. Nearly one quarter of faculty (24%) and staff (26%) expect to be providing care in the next three to four years. Among those providing care, 50% of faculty and 38% of staff spend 1-5 hours per week while 12% of faculty and 21% of staff spend over 20 hours per week providing care.
The greatest difficulties are caring for an older adult who lives far away and finding
- quality resources.
Acknowledge and support my desire to live a balanced life and watch me soar.
- Faculty Member, 2010 UK@Work Survey
UK@Work Survey 2010 Report
- Who Took the Survey
- Faculty Recruitment and Retention
- Faculty Major Scales of Interest
- Faculty Commitment, Workload, Resources & Trust
- Faculty Perceptions
- Staff Major Scales of Interest
- Staff Satisfaction & Advancement
- Staff Perceptions
- Household & Dependent Care Status
- Most Valued Work-Life Programs
- Strengths, Areas of Opportunity, Issues for Consideration
- Next Steps
- Concluding Remarks