Analyzing AAMC Faculty Forward Survey: Part III

Throughout the month of February, the Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development hosted a series of town halls to share results from the 2016 AAMC Faculty Engagement Survey. This week's article takes a closer look at institutional findings including faculty satisfaction with career and professional growth, perceptions of promotion equity, and recruitment and retention of faculty.

In case you missed them, read the first two parts of this series here and here.

Career and Professional Growth

  • 82% of faculty indicated further professional advancement at this institution is important to them. 
  • 58% of faculty indicated satisfaction with the opportunities available for professional development at the UNC SOM.
  • 61% of faculty indicated satisfaction with the pace of professional advancement.

Promotion Equality

  • When asked about opportunities for faculty members, respondents indicated agreement that the medical school offers equal opportunity regardless of gender (72%), race/ethnicity (78%), or sexual orientation (81%).
  • 53% of faculty agreed that the criteria for promotion are consistently applied to faculty across comparable positions.

Recruitment and Retention

  • 52% of faculty indicate the institution is successful in retaining high quality faculty members.
  • 84% of faculty agree their department is successful in recruiting female faculty, and 72% agree their department is successful in retaining those female faculty members.
  • 58% of faculty agree their department is successful in recruiting racial/ethnic minority faculty and 59% agree their department is successful in retaining those racial/ethnic minority faculty members.

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) suggests items with scores of 65% or lower require some additional consideration. The data in these three categories reflect areas our institution plans to explore further and improve.

Next week, we will conclude this four-part series with a review of themes from the survey results. 

Direct comments or inquiries to Lauren Westervelt, Assistant Director for Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development (lauren_westervelt@med.unc.edu).


 

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