The study comprises three cross-sectional surveys, the first conducted in 2019, each using the same questionnaire. On completion of each survey, two sets of outputs will be available:
Combined and anonymised survey findings taken from across all participating institutions which will be made available after the close of each of the three survey runs
Participating universities will be provided with the survey findings from their institution; these findings are strictly confidential and will not be shared elsewhere
This report highlights consolidated findings from 15,659 academics who participated in the 2019 Teaching Cultures Survey, taken from 21 universities across 10 countries. Launched in 2019, the Teaching Cultures Survey is designed to explore the culture and status of teaching in higher education. Most universities participating in the survey are planning or already implementing systemic changes to academic career pathways and the ways in which achievements in university teaching are rewarded. The survey enables them to capture and track the culture and status of university teaching amongst their academic community and compare findings with global peers.
Findings from the 2019 Teaching Cultures Survey – from across 15,659 academics at 21 universities in 10 countries – were released in May 2020. The videos below provide an overview of the survey findings and offer perspectives from two participating universities: Radboud University in the Netherlands and the University of Auckland in New Zealand.
Universities will be provided with the confidential analysed survey findings from their institution. On completion of each survey stage, participating universities will be provided with:
(i) a report outlining the key outcomes for each institution, mapped alongside the amalgamated data for all institutions;
(ii) a spreadsheet of aggregated findings for each survey question, cut by role, gender, discipline, length of employment at the university, and level of focus on teaching. Where the number of survey participants in a particular group (e.g. a discipline group) is small, categories will be combined to protect anonymity
Both items will be strictly confidential and will be shared only with the project's institutional and administrative lead from the university in question at the close of each survey stage.