Data on Developing a Diverse Professoriate

Percentage of Respondents Never Performing Activities Related to Federal Agencies

Percentage of Respondents Never Performing Activities Related to Federal Agencies

Overall, the workshop appears to have had a positive effect on attendees in the short and long term. For example, confidence in meeting with federal agencies, submitting proposals, serving on panels and attending sponsored events increased.  The percent of respondents who had never performed the listed activities related to federal agencies decreased after the workshop and remained lower than the percent of respondents who had never done them prior to the workshop. Aside from “receiving funding,” a larger percentage of respondents had done the related behaviors at least once in the 13 months following the workshop than had prior to the workshop.

Reported Value to Career of Activities Related to Federal Agencies

Reported Value of Activities Related to Federal Agencies
Participants found value in meeting with federal agency representatives during the second day of the workshop and receiving advice from NSF program officers for submitting successful proposals.
 
*Value reported on a scale of 1 (Not Valuable) to 5 (Extremely Valuable). 

Professional Development Reported Confidence Levels

Reported Confidence Levels for Professional Development Activities

Attendees’ involvement with professional societies increased slightly following the workshop and over the course of the following 13 months. In general, the frequency with which attendees served on professional society committees, attended society meetings, received funding from a society, or attended a lecture sponsored by a professional society increased following the workshop over the following year.

Although attendees’ knowledge of eective teaching techniques was above average before the workshop, it increased following the workshop and remained higher over the course of the 13 months. In general, the frequency with which attendees used inquiry based techniques, lectures or active learning techniques increased as did the frequency of emphasizing Earth Science literacy to students.

Attendees rated themselves slightly above average in exhibiting leadership on campus before the workshop. Although in general the frequency of serving on an institutional committee or seeking advice from others did not substantially increase after the workshop, attendees indicated they mentored other faculty more frequently over the course of the year and rated themselves as more confident in mentoring others after the workshop and over the course of the year.

*Confidence levels reported on a scale from 1 (None) to 7 (High). 

Professional Development Reported Value to Career

Reported Value to Career for Professional Development Activities
Respondents at each survey time viewed Guidance from Professional Societies and Instructional Guidance as valuable to their careers, both immediately following the workshop and over the course of the next 13 months. Although the session about Campus Leadership was viewed as valuable immediately following the workshop, its perceived value dropped over the next 10 months before rebounding at the 13-month follow-up.
 
Overall, respondents sought advice from mentors at least yearly both prior to and following the workshop, with the percentage of respondents seeking advice at least several times a year increasing over the 13 months following the workshop.
 
*Value reported on a scale from 1 (Not Valuable) to 5 (Extremely Valuable).