Faculty and Staff Survey: Comprehensive or Mini

Challenge Success Comprehensive Faculty and Staff Survey

The Challenge Success Faculty and Staff Survey is a 20-30 minute online survey for school staff that measures perceptions of their own well-being, stress, support structures, feelings of belonging, and their perceptions of the student experience and comfort with implementation of practices that support student well-being and engagement. Explore sample questions below.

The Faculty & Staff Survey package includes:

  • SURVEY: Support administering one online survey 
  • DASHBOARD: One interactive, online dashboard of results with executive summary
  • DEBRIEF CALL: One video call with members of our Research or School Program teams to debrief results and recommend next steps
  • RESEARCH TEAM OFFICE HOURS: Access to a member of the research team on Thursdays at 12pm PT for follow-up questions.

Price: $4,000    |    Challenge Success offers limited financial assistance based on need. Apply Here.


Mini Faculty and Staff Survey

This abridged survey allows you to get a quick read on your staff members’ well-being and feelings of connection. Survey results on these topics can provide key guidance on how to best address staff needs during this unique time.

The Mini Faculty and Staff Survey package includes:

  • SURVEY: Support administering one online survey*
  • DEBRIEF CALL: Video call with members of our Research or School Program teams to debrief results and recommend next steps

Price: $1,500    |    Challenge Success offers limited financial assistance based on need. Apply Here.


SAMPLE QUESTIONS

Staff Well-Being

  • I feel worn out because of my work as a teacher.
  • I feel overwhelmed because my work load seems endless.
  • On a typical weekday, how much time do you spend on work related to your job outside of school hours?
  • I find it difficult to separate my personal life from my life as a teacher.
  • I feel like I belong at this school.
  • I feel like people at this school care about me.

Teacher Practices

  • I have students make sense of and solve unfamiliar problems.
  • I have students analyze others’ ideas and arguments.
  • I have students design or create problems or topics for other students to investigate.
  • Students in my class choose what topics or skills they focus on.
  • Students in my class make choices based on their interest.
  • When you assign homework in your classes, what is the primary purpose?

Perceptions of Student Well-Being

  • To what extent are you confident in the ability of your students at your school to cope with stress?
  • How often do students fall asleep in your class?
  • What percentage of your students complete their homework assignments during a typical school week?
  • On a typical weekday, how much time do you expect your students to spend on homework for your class?
  • How often do students ask you about their grades?

STAFF SURVEY FAQ

To inquire about bringing a Challenge Success Survey to your school community, please fill out this form

About the Survey
What does the Challenge Success Faculty and Staff Survey measure?
How was the Faculty and Staff Survey developed?
Why should our school administer the Faculty and Staff Survey?

Administering the Survey
How do we administer the Faculty and Staff Survey?
When is the best time of year to administer the survey?
How long should we keep the survey open?
What is a good participation rate for the survey?
How long is the survey?
Do staff members have to complete the survey in one sitting?
Can staff members complete the survey for multiple classes?
Is the survey only for teachers?
Can faculty and staff members in any division take the survey?

Survey Results
Are survey results confidential?
When and how will we receive our survey results?
Can I have a hardcopy of the dashboard emailed to me?


What does the Challenge Success Faculty and Staff Survey measure?

The Challenge Success Staff Survey is a 15 minute online survey for school staff that measures perceptions of their own well-being, stress, support, belonging, and the student experience as well as their implementation of practices that support student well-being and engagement with learning. See sample questions in these categories here. See a comparison of the categories covered in the Student and Parent surveys here.

How was the Faculty and Staff Survey developed?

The Challenge Success Staff Survey was developed in 2020 by Stanford researchers. It was carefully designed to align with the Challenge Success Student Survey that has been used by schools since 2007. Questions for staff primarily focus on issues about which they can be reliable observers and over which they have the control to change.

Why should our school administer the Faculty and Staff Survey?

Survey findings can help schools make data-driven policy and practice decisions that improve faculty and staff well being and promote practices associated with student well-being and engagement with learning.  Schools know that teachers experience a wide range of stressors and that staff well-being goes hand-in-hand with their ability to support students and families. Staff Survey results can be especially powerful when combined with data collected from the Student Survey and helps drive staff wellness, faculty morale, and instructional improvement efforts.  

How do we administer the Faculty and Staff Survey?

Challenge Success will provide you with an online survey link that you can share with school staff.  Staff can take the survey on a computer, tablet, or smartphone.

When is the best time of year to administer the survey?

We recommend administering the survey during a time that is typical for students and staff at your school. If you are also administering another Challenge Success survey, we recommend doing both surveys at a similar time in the school year.

How long should we keep the survey open?

We recommend that schools keep the survey open for a 1 week time period.  The Challenge Success research team can tell you how many staff have taken the survey at any given point and work with you to decide how long to keep the survey open.

What is a good participation rate for the survey?

We aim for participation from nearly all consenting school staff you identify for participation.

How long is the survey?

The Staff Survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. The length is shorter for staff in non-instructional roles.

Do faculty and staff members have to complete the survey in one sitting?

Yes, just as with the Challenge Success Student Survey, participants have to take the survey in one sitting.  The survey will not allow school members to resume where they left off at a later date.  

Can teachers complete the survey for multiple classes?

Yes, most of the survey is applicable to all classes. In some cases, teachers are directed to focus on the one course that represents the biggest segment of their teaching assignment.

Is the survey only for teachers?

No, all adults you identify as supporting student well-being and engagement with learning may participate. Responses will be filterable by whether or not a participant’s primary role at school is a teacher. Who you invite to participate is your decision. 

Can staff members in any division take the survey?

While the survey is appropriate for adults across divisions and grade levels, questions about homework, assessment, and instructional practices are most relevant to middle and high school teachers. 

Are survey results confidential?

Survey results are kept strictly confidential. Participants do not report their names and can opt out of answering any questions.

When and how will we receive our survey results?  

It takes our research team approximately 2 weeks to process your survey data and prepare one online dashboard of the results. Explore this example of the dashboard. Once complete, we will set up one hour-long video call with representatives from your school to debrief the results. During this call, you’ll have an opportunity to ask questions about the data, consider ways to build upon your school’s strengths, and discuss areas of need or concern. Multiple dashboards and debriefs for specific divisions may be provided for a fee.

Can I have a copy of the dashboard emailed to me?  

Additional reports with survey data may be provided for a fee.