Work Environment Survey

The University of Maryland Faculty Work Environment Survey was designed to measure the degree to which faculty perceive and experience their units, colleges, and the university to be investing in their professional growth and creating an inclusive work environment. Much social science and educational research has found that supporting faculty professional growth (agency, learning, professional networks, and recognition) and creating inclusive work environments (fair workload, diversity climate, work-life climate) is linked to faculty retention, advancement and productivity. The Faculty Work Environment Survey (FWES) was designed and implemented by the University of Maryland ADVANCE program with support and consultation from the Office of Faculty Affairs and Office of Diversity and Inclusion. The FWES was implemented in spring, 2011, 2013 and 2015. Aggregate results are available upon request to UMD campus members. Email