publication date: Nov. 7, 2014

Greenberg: More Work Needs to be Done

After three very similar surveys yielded results that pointed to disaffection and disenfranchisement on the part of the faculty at MD Anderson, the UT System officials said they expect a “renewed, constructive and collaborative effort” to address the problems.

The latest survey, conducted by the UT System, was designed to support comparisons with the results of earlier surveys conducted by the MD Anderson Faculty Senate and its administration.

The results of the UT System’s survey were distributed with a letter from Raymond Greenberg, the executive vice chancellor for health affairs.

The text of Greenberg’s “Dear Colleagues” letter, dated Nov. 3, follows:


Dear Colleagues:

As you will recall, the UT System undertook a survey of the faculty of UT MD Anderson in September. I want to thank you for providing your input. Over 60% of the faculty completed the survey, with similar response rates across academic ranks. We believe that the survey provides a valid and unbiased sampling of faculty opinion.

The instrument was developed by the UT System with multiple rounds of input from both the Faculty Senate and the Office of the Provost of MD Anderson. The content areas were selected to reflect issues that had been raised in various forums over the past year. Although we did not have baseline data for these questions in the exact same format, comparisons can be made in … Continue reading 40-42 The Survey Results

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