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Pulse Survey 3 – New questions for faculty members and librarians regarding research productivity

In September 2020, the University of Toronto invited staff, faculty and librarians to participate in the first of several pulse surveys. These quick surveys enable the University to learn more about employee experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic and to improve understanding of employee concerns. This initial survey was followed by a subsequent pulse survey in October 2020.

The third pulse survey will launch to all appointed faculty, librarians and staff on November 23, 2020. Surveys sent to appointed faculty members and librarians will include new questions regarding how the pandemic has affected their research productivity. A number of recently published studies illustrate that the pandemic is having significant global impacts on research productivity, and the University is wants to understand its impact on the work of researchers across our tri-campus community.

Responses to these new questions will provide valuable data that will aid the University in developing strategies to better support researchers and help mitigate negative impacts on research. We encourage all appointed faculty members and librarians to complete this survey.

The pulse survey data will be used to develop timely programming and messaging. Individual level data will not be released, and only aggregate data is shared with departmental or divisional leadership.

Questions about the pulse surveys may be directed to surveys@utoronto.ca.