Results of the Second Faculty Climate Survey

January 31, 2024

Dear Fellow Members of the Yale Faculty,

We write to share the results of Yale’s second iteration of the university-wide faculty climate survey. This survey is part of the Belonging at Yale initiative and is designed to help us identify strengths and areas that need additional work to create and sustain a welcoming campus community that enables faculty members to do their best work and thrive.

The survey was conducted September 27 to November 6, 2023. A total of 6,798 Yale faculty members (across all ranks and tracks) were invited to take the confidential survey, which was administered by Yale’s Office of Institutional Research in partnership with the Office of the Provost. The response rate was 34.3 percent. The survey will be administrated every two years; the previous survey ran in 2021. 

Survey results show gratifying improvement since 2021. We saw higher satisfaction in nearly every area covered by the survey, and we are especially pleased that the sense of belonging in the university and in our schools and departments has risen overall. Likewise, the collective sense of being part of a respectful and collegial community has increased. We also see opportunities for continued work, such as mentoring and community building. The deans, in partnership with our offices, are using the survey results to shape action plans that support faculty members.

To all those who completed the survey, thank you. It takes all of us sharing our experiences and working together to make Yale a vibrant, inclusive, and diverse community of faculty members at the leading edge of research and scholarship, education, preservation, and practice.

With best regards,

Peter Salovey
Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology

Scott Strobel
Henry Ford II Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Gary Desir
Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity
Paul B. Beeson Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine