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IRA Report Page 1 of 14 UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO
 

Summary: IRA Report Page 1 of 14
UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO
2010-2011 HERI FACULTY SURVEY
Executive Summary
The University of Idaho has participated in the UCLA Higher Education Research
Institution (HERI) Faculty Survey nearly every time it has been offered, which is every
three years since 1989. This is a national study of faculty and administrator attitudes,
experiences, job satisfaction, and professional activities. It allows us to look at changing
trends among our faculty, differences between our faculty and our staff, and also how UI
faculty differ from faculty at other institutions across the country. This year forty-three
percent (43%) of faculty and administrators with faculty status responded to the survey,
up one percent (1%) from the previous administration of the survey in 2007-2008.
Overall job satisfaction increased for the first time since 2004-05 to sixty percent (60%,
up 4%), but this is fourteen percent (14%) below overall satisfaction at public
universities. The top five areas related to job satisfaction faculty noted as "very
satisfactory" or "satisfactory" were "freedom to determine course content" (92%, no
change this year), "autonomy and independence" (84%, up 4%), "course assignments"
(77%, up 1%), "professional relationships with other faculty" (76%, up 1%), and
"competency of colleagues" (74%, down 3%). Those areas with the lowest percentage of
respondents reporting they were "very satisfied" or "satisfied" included "tuition

  

Source: Alves-Foss, Jim - Department of Computer Science, University of Idaho

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences