The success of the IU School of Medicine is dependent on the success of our faculty. Developing and maintaining the vitality of our faculty is a top strategic priority for IU School of Medicine, as it is crucial to advancing our institutional mission. Since 2009, FAPDD has been studying faculty vitality and using the data to inform our initiatives. In 2020, we are partnering with the IU Center for Survey Research and AAMC to administer the StandPoint Faculty Engagement Survey, the largest national faculty workplace survey designed to address the issues unique to faculty in academic medicine.
StandPoint Faculty Engagement is the largest national faculty workplace survey designed to address the issues unique to faculty engagement in academic medicine. Organizations participate in the StandPoint to identify strengths and development areas enterprise-wide, for each department, and to benchmark with other organizations to share innovative and effective engagement practices.
- Give more than is expected of them in their workplace and are happy to do so
- Have a sense of mission and passion that motivate them to give exceptional effort to their work
- Need the resources, support, and tools from the organization to act on, or drive, their sense of mission and passion
When action is taken to improve the practices and policies that support the recruitment and retention of faculty, faculty will thrive. Physicians who are engaged with their jobs provide better quality patient care and also foster greater patient satisfaction. More engaged faculty are more likely to remain with the institution.