More than 70% of reporting faculty are not confident in University of Akron leadership.
There are growing concerns about the recent actions and future plans of the administration at The University of Akron. The Akron-AAUP has conducted a survey of the faculty, the results of which reflect faculty sentiment across academic areas.
“The Akron-AAUP will not editorialize the results of this survey for you,” says Akron-AAUP President, and Professor of Sociology, John Zipp. “We think they speak for themselves, as they clearly show that approximately 3 out of every 4 of faculty think that the university and their departments are worse off than they were a year ago, that shared governance is not working well on our campus, and that they have little confidence in the direction that the University is taking, President Scarborough and the Board of Trustees.”
SURVEY QUESTIONS AND RESPONSES
Would you say that the university is better off than it was a year ago, or is it worse off?
72.2% WORSE OFF
Would you say that your department or school is better or worse off than it was a year ago?
73.1% WORSE OFF
How about your students? Would you say that they are better or worse off than they were a year ago?
47.2% WORSE OFF
39.2% ABOUT SAME
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? “Shared governance is working well at The University of Akron.”
Do you have confidence in the university’s strategic planning and budgeting process?
Are you confident that President Scarborough is leading the university in a positive direction?
Are you confident that the Board of Trustees has been upholding its responsibilities?
More than 70% of bargaining unit faculty completed the survey, and it is broadly representative of full-time faculty across campus.
|College||% of College Faculty Responding|
|Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences||82%|
|College of Applied Science and Technology||74%|
|College of Business Administration||64%|
|College of Engineering||72%|
|College of Health Professions||71%|
|College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering||26%|
|Lebron James Family Foundation College of Education||93%|
|CAMPUS-WIDE RESPONSE RATE||73%|
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