UK@Work Survey Results: Who took the survey?
The University of Kentucky’s UK@Work faculty and staff work-life surveys garnered an outstanding participation rate of 56.4 percent participation rate while 44.8 percent of the faculty participated.
Staff members completed their survey in October 2005, while faculty completed a similar survey in February and March 2006.
Among the 5,409 staff members who completed a survey, 13.15 percent held jobs described as executive, administrative or managerial, 34.85 percent were “other” professionals, 22.98 were clerical or secretarial, 17.53 percent held technical or paraprofessional positions, 2.7 percent were skilled craftsmen, and 8.8 percent worked in service or maintenance positions.
Among the faculty respondents, 33.88 percent were professors, 33.64 percent were associate professors, 26.52 percent were assistant professors, while the remaining 5.96 percent were instructors or lecturers. The majority, 64.10 percent were tenured, 22.03 percent were tenure-track, and 13.87 percent were non-tenure track.About 53 percent of the responding staff members were in the traditional age range of having children at home, up to 44 years old. About 35 percent of the faculty were in this age range. This leaves a significant number of faculty and staff in the “baby boomer” age range, which could imply they are part of the “sandwich generation” with both child and elder care responsibilities.