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Table 1.
Faculty Welfare


Question Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree
1. Overall, I am satisfied with the tenure and promotion process 12.2 52.6 20.6 14.6
2. There are sufficient childcare facilities for USC faculty and staff 3.1 12.6 33.7 50.6
3. Retirement options at the university are adequate 7.7 58.1 20.9 13.2
4. USC should provide more assistance for dual career couples 26.8 45.2 21.8 6.2
5. The use of adjunct faculty to meet teaching demands is acceptable 6.2 42.8 32.2 18.8
6. Too much emphasis is placed on student evaluation of teaching 22.1 34.4 33.6 9.9
7. The amount of paperwork faculty must do is excessive 24.0 31.8 40.5 3.7
8. There is insufficient sensitivity to issues of race at USC 11.3 26.8 49.1 12.9
9. There is too much pressure on my academic unit to raise money from external sources 27.0 33.6 36.3 3.1
10. Overall, faculty morale at USC is good 1.0 42.2 38.5 18.3
11. USC does a good job retaining quality faculty 0.7 28.8 48.0 22.5
12. University funding of research grants for junior faculty is not adequate 13.4 48.3 33.9 4.4
13. The overall faculty benefits package is competitive with other state universities 1.1 34.2 39.0 25.7
14. The health care options for faculty and staff are adequate 2.4 59.4 24.5 13.8
15. Research is over-emphasized in the tenure and promotion process 14.4 30.5 40.8 14.4
16. Not enough funds are available for faculty travel 28.4 43.2 26.5 1.9
17. There is sufficient sensitivity to cultural and religious diversity at USC 7.8 59.3 22.0 10.8
18. Service is given sufficient consideration in the tenure and promotion process 7.5 38.8 30.4 23.3
19. USC is a safe campus 3.0 73.8 19.8 3.5
20. I am concerned that post-tenure review will have long-term negative effects 19.1 27.6 40.8 12.5
21. USC does a good job attracting junior faculty 3.3 52.5 35.0 9.3
22. Faculty salaries are competitive with other state universities 0.5 20.8 40.4 38.3
23. There is insufficient sensitivity to women's issues at USC 10.0 29.5 45.3 15.2
24. I have difficulty balancing my teaching and research loads 19.7 41.3 35.6 3.4
25. Sexual harassment is not a serious problem at USC 7.2 61.6 25.0 6.3

Table 2.
Services, Resources, Students

Question Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree
26. Faculty should be more involved in selecting institution-wide software and technology 17.8 55.8 24.6 1.9
27. Better computer support is needed in my unit 30.7 36.9 29.2 3.2
28. The GroupWise Email system meets my needs 3.6 58.2 21.4 16.7
29. The information technology available for teaching is not adequate 19.6 38.7 37.4 4.4
30. There is adequate parking for faculty at USC 3.4 21.9 27.5 47.2
31. Additional handicapped parking is needed 10.2 27.6 49.7 12.5
32. Improvements in campus accessibility for persons with disabilities are needed 13.5 53.5 27.9 5.1
33. The clerical staff in my unit fulfills my support needs 9.4 49.8 25.5 15.3
34. The classrooms in which I teach are clean and well kept 2.8 35.6 33.7 27.9
35. The restrooms in the buildings in which I work are clean and well kept 3.3 34.7 27.1 34.9
36. USC building conditions need improvement 51.8 42.8 5.0 0.3
37. My unit has adequate classroom space 1.4 39.0 33.2 26.4
38. My unit has adequate office space 2.0 41.6 29.8 26.6
39. Climate control in my building cannot be adequately controlled 40.4 35.9 18.2 5.5
40. The Office of Distance Education and Instructional Support serves the needs of the faculty 7.2 58.5 25.9 8.5
41. There has been a noticeable improvement in the overall quality of Cooper Library 10.7 60.2 25.6 3.5
42. The electronic holdings at Cooper Library are useful in assisting me in my research 19.6 66.7 11.3 2.4
43. The Russell House bookstore fulfills my textbook ordering needs in a timely fashion 2.7 45.8 25.5 26.1
44. The Faculty Senate and other University-wide faculty committees effectively represent the faculty 2.8 55.2 30.5 11.5
45. I am satisfied with the quality of support from the Graduate School 1.9 39.5 33.0 25.5
46. Graduate student stipends are adequate for attracting and keeping quality graduate students 1.6 11.5 30.4 56.5

Table 3.
Administration

Question Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree
47. I am satisfied with the academic leadership of the University 3.1 46.9 29.3 20.7
48. AAU (American Association of Universities) membership is an appropriate goal for USC 18.0 54.2 16.1 11.6
49. USC's mission is clearly understood 4.9 39.9 43.1 12.2
50. The Administration does a good job representing the University to outside constituencies 5.5 49.3 31.0 14.2
51. The Administration needs to improve its efforts for getting financial support from the legislature 54.5 41.5 3.9 0.2
52. The Administration is doing a good job raising money from non-state sources 8.4 56.7 26.9 8.0
53. The typical dean search process takes too long 47.9 37.8 13.6 0.7
54. The USC accounting system is difficult to understand 44.7 44.5 9.8 1.0


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