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Job Satisfaction

Satisfaction with Work

This graph is based on responses to statements that assessed faculty's satisfaction with work, such as "Work gives a sense of accomplishment, is satisfying, is challenging."

The results appear to show that a majority of faculty across all four campuses are satisfied with work, with Crookston faculty reporting slightly lower satisfaction.

Satisfaction with Work

Satisfaction with Work

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Satisfaction with Work by Campus

Satisfaction with Work by Campus

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Satisfaction with Department Chair or Responsible Administrator

This graph is based on responses to statements that assessed faculty's satisfaction with their department chair or responsible administrator, such as "praises good work, is tactful, is up-to-date."

Faculty satisfaction with their department chair or responsible administrator was moderately favorable, but varied across campuses with Crookston reporting slightly lower satisfaction.

Satisfaction with Department Chair or Responsible Administrator

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Satisfaction with Department Chair or Responsible Administrator by Campus

Satisfaction with Department Chair or Responsible Administrator by Campus

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Satisfaction with Coworkers

This graph is based on responses to statements that assessed faculty's satisfaction with their coworkers, such as "The majority of the people I work with are helpful, intelligent, responsible, etc."

Satisfaction with coworkers was high across all four campuses but marginally lower at the Crookston campus.

Satisfaction with Coworkers

Satisfaction with Coworkers

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Satisfaction with Coworkers by Campus

Satisfaction with Coworkers by Campus

Overall satisfaction with work, department chair or responsible administrator, and with coworkers were similar across the two survey periods of 2004 and 2006.

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Satisfaction with University and Department Characteristics

These graphs are based on responses to questions that assessed faculty's satisfaction with the University and their departments.

The results are mixed. Questions assessed faculty members' satisfaction across different university and department characteristics. A majority of faculty members report satisfaction with the prestige of the university (56%) but less than half (49%) indicate their satisfaction with the prestige of their department or unit. Moreover, a moderate percentage of faculty members also express their dissatisfaction on these criteria (25% with the university and 31% with the department/unit). Similarly, 64% of faculty members indicate their satisfaction with the geographic location but only 21% convey their satisfaction with the opportunities available for the spouse/partner in the University, but a higher number (42%) report their satisfaction with opportunities available for their spouse in the community. Finally, 47% of faculty report satisfaction with leadership, 38% report dissatisfaction with leadership, and 16% do not offer an opinion one way or the other.

I am satisfied with the prestige of the University

I am satisfied with the prestige of the University

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I am satisfied with the prestige of my unit or department

I am satisfied with the prestige of my unit or department

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I am satisfied with the University's geographic location

I am satisfied with the University's geographic location

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I am satisfied with the opportunities available for my spouse/partner at the University

I am satisfied with the opportunities available for my spouse/partner at the University

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I am satisfied with the opportunities available for my spouse/partner in the community

I am satisfied with the opportunities available for my spouse/partner in the community

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I am satisfied with leadership (i.e., unit head or dean)

I am satisfied with leadership (i.e., unit head or dean)

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Overall Job Satisfaction

Satisfaction with employment at the University

Overall, 75% of the faculty report satisfaction with their employment at the University.

Satisfaction with employment at the University

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Would you recommend employment at the University to a friend?

A majority of faculty (65%) reported that they would recommend the University as an employer.

Would you recommend employment at the University to a friend?

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If I were doing it again, I would accept a position at the University.

Almost 68% of faculty would seek employment with the University again.

If I were doing it again, I would accept a position at the University.