About the Faculty Vitality Survey©

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The Faculty Vitality Survey© is designed to address the challenges faced by academic health schools of today. More than just a satisfaction survey, the Faculty Vitality Survey© measures the synergy between satisfaction, productivity, and engagement. Our goal is to better understand the experience of faculty in the health professions and ultimately work to improve the faculty experience. We are hopeful that by developing a global measure of faculty vitality, this can be accomplished.

The self-report survey contains demographic variables (gender, race/ethnicity, academic rank, track) and subscales measuring perceptions of Institutional Climate and Leadership, Career and Life Management, Satisfaction, Engagement, and Productivity. The survey also includes qualitative questions regarding areas of need for faculty development. Each participating school is provided with their results benchmarked against other participants and are offered follow up discussions regarding the implications for faculty development initiatives.

Our theoretical proposition is this: Faculty vitality is the synergy between high levels of satisfaction, productivity, and engagement that enables the faculty member to maximize her/his professional success and achieve goals in concert with institutional goals. Faculty vitality is predicted by both individual and institutional factors.

Our goal is to better understand the experience of faculty in the health professions and ultimately work to improve the faculty experience. We are hopeful that by developing a global measure of faculty vitality, this can be accomplished.

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