COVID-19 has impacted every member of the University community. As the world navigates a new normal, one thing will not change: The University of Pittsburgh is committed to providing faculty and students with the tools and resources necessary to fulfill its mission of education, research, and community impact.
So that the University can understand the perspective and feelings of faculty members during this time, in May 2020 faculty were asked to complete a survey that asks about the impact of COVID-19 on their experience. The survey will provide important information about resources and support, research and scholarly work, and teaching and technology, and communication. Faculty feedback is essential as the University develops plans, policies, and procedures for the time ahead.
The COVID-19 Faculty Survey was administered via Qualtrics to active full-time faculty from all schools and campuses. It was also sent to part-time regular and temporary faculty who taught at least one course in spring 2020.
Survey Period and Timeline
The survey response period was open May 7–24, 2020.
Survey invitation from Provost Ann E. Cudd and Vice Provost Laurie Kirsch sent May 7, 2020.
Reminder email from Vice Provost Kirsch sent May 14, 2020.
Second reminder email from Vice Provost Kirsch sent May 18, 2020.
Survey Results and Key Findings
Click on the images below to view key survey results: Overall, Research, and Teaching and Technology.
Or view the summary of responses to the COVID-19 Faculty Survey.
Estimated Response Rates
Please note that the response rates are only estimates because the survey responses were anonymous and individual responses were not tracked in the system.
Overall Response Rate
The overall response rate was 56%. There were 3,067 responses out of 5,507 faculty members.
Response Rate by School/Campus/Area
|Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences/College of General Studies||72%|
|Graduate School of Public Health||57%|
|Graduate School of Public & International Affairs||43%|
|Katz Graduate School of Business||62%|
|School of Computing & Information||50%|
|School of Dental Medicine||50%|
|School of Education||54%|
|School of Law||43%|
|School of Medicine||34%|
|School of Nursing||67%|
|School of Pharmacy||57%|
|School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences||69%|
|School of Social Work||73%|
|Swanson School of Engineering||75%|
|University of Pittsburgh at Bradford||60%|
|University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg||61%|
|University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown||58%|
|University of Pittsburgh at Titusville||34%|
|Chancellor, Provost, UCIS, UCSUR, and Other||100%|
|SVC Health Sciences||43%|
Response Rate by Appointment Status and Tenure Status
|Appointment/Tenure Status||Response Rate|
Response Rate by Rank