Gallup and Inside Higher Ed collaborated to measure employee engagement among college and university faculty members using Gallup’s employee engagement, or Q12, items. Inside Higher Ed supplemented these items with questions measuring satisfaction with certain aspects of jobs that are unique to faculty members. Some of the questions the study addresses include:
How do employee engagement levels compare among tenured versus nontenured faculty, part-time versus full-time faculty members, professors at private nonprofit versus public institutions, and by other demographic groups?
On which specific areas of workplace engagement do faculty members with different traits differ?
How does employee engagement among professors compare with that of employees in other industries?
Do faculty members believe their careers provide academic freedom, job security, appropriate pay and respect from those in their local communities?