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Dear colleague,

Following the conclusion of the (first) Academic Wellness Survey conducted during the last two weeks of November, the complete results were posted on our document page and placed in the public domain. The link to these documents (along with a brief description of their contents) was contained in our email of 12/2/2015.

The purpose of this 12/2/2015 posting was to make the opinions of the ASC Faculty on these issues heard by as large an audience as possible. Not quite two months later (1/29/2015), we can report the following statistics:

  • Number of times the main survey documents folder has been accessed: 1,533
  • Number of different states (US) from which previews and downloads have occurred: 20
  • Number of different countries (including US) from which previews and downloads have occurred: 6

Major metropolitan areas (US) from which previews and downloads have occurred:

  • Boston, MA
  • Washington, DC
  • New York City (Manhattan), NY
  • Dallas, TX
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • San Fransisco, CA
  • San Diego, CA
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • Cupertino, CA
  • Redmond, WA
  • Arlington, VA
  • Detroit, MI
  • Chicago, IL
  • Columbus, OH
  • Cleveland, OH

Major metropolitan areas (outside US) from which previews and downloads have occurred:

  • London, UK
  • Paris, FR
  • Berlin, DE
  • Lisbon, PT
  • Montreal, CA

Companies and Institutions of note (besides OSU) from which previews and downloads have occurred:

  • Apple Computer
  • Microsoft
  • U.S. Dept. of Energy

Unfortunately, this mode of publicization does not offer a platform for discussion. For that reason, we have created a public blog site ascfacultysurvey.wordpress.com open to all, where the results of the survey have been posted, and which is set up to allow comments to both the survey as well as individual questons. As in the case of the survey itself, our blog site is hosted by a company with no connections to OSU. Moreover, commenters are not required to provide any identification, and can post anonymously if they so wish.

For the purposes of promoting an open and honest discussion of topics affecting the OSU community, we have dedicated part of this site to the issues surrounding ARP (the Alternate Retirement Plan, to which a number of OSU faculty members subscribe). The information posted is based on the three fact sheets created by the faculty organization FAARPP (Faculty Association of ARP Participants) founded by a group of faculty in 2015 to study this issue. As with the survey, visitors can comment either on the main ARP page, or on one of the fact sheets appearing in the pull-down menu.

Sincerely,
The Faculty Survey Team (FaST)

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Discussion of ‘Academic Wellness’ at OSU

Help us to interpret the first survey. Clearly there is a strong consensus on nearly every issued raised, be it the ‘corporate’ vision of the university, the growth of bureaucracy, the quality of OSU’s senior leadership, and the impacts on our educational mission.

View the 810 page PDF containing the complete responses

The full set of documents associated with the survey may be found here.