2010 UK@Work Survey Results
Who Took the Survey?
Percentage of Survey Respondents
Over half 58.4% (n=6,704) of all full-time (N=11,479) staff completed the 2010 survey compared to 56.4% (5,409) in 2005-06. Similarly, over half 55.1% (n=1292) of all full-time faculty respondents (N=2,344) completed the survey compared to 44.8% (870) in 2005-06. The demographic characteristics of the survey respondents are generally representative of the population (sex, race/ethnicity, job classification, tenure status, faculty rank).
Characteristics of Faculty Respondents
A total of 1,292 faculty (55.1%) responded to the survey. Of these, 42% were female, and 58% were male. The racial composition was similar to that of the population: 86% White, 9% Asian, 3% Black, and 2% Other (Hispanic, Native American, Multiple). Three out of five (60%) work in a regular faculty position, whereas others are Librarian, Extension, Special Title, Clinical, Lecturer, or Research. Half (54%) are on a 12-month contract, and 38% are on a 9-month contract. The average length of time spent at UK is 12 years. Length of service appears to be evenly split, with 51% having been at UK 10 years or more. The age-group with the most representation is the 50s, followed by the 30s and 40s which are evenly split.
Characteristics of Staff Respondents
A total of 6,704 staff (58.4%) responded to the survey. Of these, 72% were female, and 28% were male. The racial composition was similar to that of the population: 89% White, 7% Black, 3% Asian, and 1% Other (Hispanic, Native American, Multiple). The respondents were associated with Main Campus (50%) or were employed in HealthCare (40%). The majority of respondents (46%) were employed as “other professional”, such as academic support, administrative support, or nurses. Nearly a third of respondents were employed in clerical and secretarial positions. The average length of time staff have worked at UK is 9.5 years with the majority (62%) having worked at UK less than 10 years.
Many staff members (71%) reported being supervised by another staff member. Nearly a third (27%) reported being responsible for supervising other staff members. Of those who supervise others, 62% feel well equipped to a great or large extent to support their staff members manage their work and personal/family responsibilities while ensuring that unit/department goals are met. This score is up 12 percentage points from 50% in 2005-06.
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- 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