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StandPoint Faculty Engagement Survey

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The StandPoint™ Faculty Engagement Survey provides the opportunity to assess specific areas of faculty engagement, as well as the effectiveness of your institution’s talent management policies and practices.

The 2009 administration of the StandPoint™ survey created the largest-ever collection of workplace engagement and satisfaction benchmarking data for academic medicine institutions in the U.S.

Invest in Your Faculty

Institutions can administer the StandPoint Faculty Engagement Survey at any time during the year. The survey provides participating institutions with relevant, actionable information that can be used as a powerful lever to create the kind of faculty workplace that facilitates excellent institutional performance and quality care. The StandPoint team assists you through the entire survey process. We provide the flexibility for you to choose survey and reporting options that best fits your institution’s needs. Our team partners with you to identify the best time to implement the survey, creates customizations that support your institution’s goals, and access toolkits to maximize success.

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About the Faculty Engagement Survey

What does the survey measure?

Our survey, developed and reviewed by experts in survey design, academic medicine, talent management, and organizational development, grew from a series of in-depth focus groups with medical school clinical and basic science faculty members. This independent, research-based survey, is used to diagnose areas of faculty engagement and the effectiveness of faculty-related institutional policies and practices in the following domains:

  • Nature of Work
  • Focus on Medical School Mission
  • Work Place Culture New
  • Department Governance
  • Medical School Governance
  • Relationship with Supervisor
  • Mentoring and Feedback
  • Opportunities for Career and Professional Growth
  • Promotion and Tenure Requirements New
  • Promotion Equality New
  • Collegiality and Collaboration
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Faculty Recruitment and Retention
  • Faculty Diversity and Inclusion New
  • Clinical Practice Environment
  • Part-time Faculty Experiences
  • Global Satisfaction and Retention

Participating institutions receive comprehensive reports that address the specific needs of the institution and valuable benchmarking with peer institutions. Participants of the program have used the survey data to:

  • Support continuous quality-improvement efforts
  • Create strategic plans
  • Plan for future workforce needs
  • Contribute to reviews of department chairs
  • Provide evidence for quality awards
  • Evaluate institution-specific policies and programs
  • Secure funding for faculty development programs
  • Define new faculty tracks

Participating institutions receive a comprehensive set of qualitative and quantitative reports that address the specific needs of the institution. Our Standard Report package includes:

  • An executive summary highlighting key findings from the institution
  • 13 demographic benchmarking reports
  • 29 aggregated department benchmarking reports
  • De-identified qualitative data reports
  • Department data sorting tool
  • PowerPoint presentation of key findings

Since 2009, over one-third of medical schools have participated in the StandPoint Faculty Engagement Survey. Many of those schools have participated multiple times, surveying every three years per industry best practices. View the full list of participating institutions.

Those highlighted in bold are current members of our cohort.

  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
  • George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Radiology Department
  • Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
  • Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
  • Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
  • New York Medical College
  • New York University Langone Medical Center
  • Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Ponce Health Sciences University School of Medicine
  • Rush University Medical College
  • Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  • Saint Louis University School of Medicine
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
  • Stanford University School of Medicine
  • SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
  • The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
  • The Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
  • The School of Medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center
  • Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine
  • University Hospitals
  • University of Arizona College of Medicine
  • University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine
  • University of California, Davis, School of Medicine
  • University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine
  • University of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine
  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • University of Florida College of Medicine
  • University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • University of Mississippi School of Medicine
  • University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
  • University of Nevada School of Medicine
  • University of New Mexico School of Medicine
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
  • University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
  • University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • University of South Carolina School of Medicine
  • University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville
  • University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
  • University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
  • University of Texas Health Sciences Center San Antonio School of Medicine
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Southwestern Medical School
  • University of Utah School of Medicine
  • University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • Wake Forest School of Medicine
  • Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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Promising Practices

Learn how StandPoint™ Surveys has helped improve employee satisfaction, engagement, and retention at 12 U.S. medical schools.

StandPoint FAQs

Find answers to AAMC's StandPoint Faculty Engagement Survey frequently asked questions.