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Athena SWAN staff survey

This survey is designed to gather data on inequalities, achievements, and the culture of our department in order to support our Athena Swan submission. The sections of the survey reflect the sections in the Athena Swan application form.

If there are any questions that you feel are not relevant to you, or you would prefer not to answer, this is fine: just move on to the next one.

If you would rather talk about an issue in person than write about it as part of the survey, please tick the relevant box to say so (these can be found under each question).

All data will be kept completely anonymous unless you grant us permission to contact you for a follow-up interview. In this instance your contact details will be shared with the survey administrator only: Ruth Pearce.

The findings of this survey will be used only in preparing the department’s Athena SWAN application, and equality action plans.
 
PART 1: MONITORING INFORMATION
 
1. Gender
 
 
2. Ethnicity
 
 
3. Disability
 
 
4. Caring role
 

PART 2: WORKING IN THE DEPARTMENT
 
 
5. Job
 
 
6. Hours
 
 
7. Contract type
 

PART 3: THE CULTURE OF THE DEPARTMENT
 
 
8. Is teaching valued?
 
 
9. Is research valued?
 
 
10. Is administration valued?
 
 
11. Informal culture of the department (e.g. values and attitudes, interpersonal interactions, “feel” of the department)
 

PART 4: APPOINTMENT, PAY AND PROMOTION
 
 
12. Appointment of new staff (gender/equality issues)
 
 
13. Induction of new staff (gender/equality issues)
 
 
14. Pay (gender/equality issues)
 
 
15. Promotion processes (gender/equality issues)
 
 
16. Development and performance review (gender/equality issues)
 

PART 5: FLEXIBILITY
 
 
17. Parental and adoption leave (including management of cover)
 
 
18. Flexible working hours
 
 
19. Timing of meetings and events
 

PART 6: PEER SUPPORT
 
 
20. Peer support (e.g. formal and informal mentoring, collegiality – gender/equality issues)
 
 
21. Presence of diverse role models
 

PART 7: WORKLOAD
 
 
22. Distribution of tasks (i.e. how tasks within the department are distributed between people, with respect to gender/equality issues)
 
 
23. Your own workload (balance between tasks, e.g. research, administration and teaching for academic staff)
 
 
24. Distribution of emotional labour (e.g. formal and informal pastoral support for students and peers)
 

PART 8: BULLYING, DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT
 
 
25. Bullying in the department (gender/equality issues)
 
 
26. Gender discrimination
 
 
27. Racial discrimination
 
 
28. Other discrimination (e.g. on grounds of age, dis/ability, faith or religion, gender identity, nationality or pregnancy)
 
 
29. Sexual harassment (of students and/or staff)
 

PART 9: REPRESENTATION IN THE CURRICULUM
 
 
30. Teaching on gender (including number and range of modules, and inclusion of gender across the curriculum)
 
 
31. Teaching on ethnicity and race (including number and range of modules, and inclusion of gender across the curriculum)
 
 
32. Diversity of authors on reading lists
 

PART 10: TRAINING AND POLICIES
 
 
33. Equality and diversity training
 
 
34. Unconscious bias
 
 
35. Equality and diversity policies (e.g. Dignity at Warwick)
 

FINAL QUESTIONS
 
 
37. If you have stated that you would like to talk about your response to a question in person, please provide a preferred contact email address here:
 

Thank you for responding to this survey. We are grateful for the time you have taken.
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