Climate Survey - Methodology

The Survey Research Institute at Cornell University was contracted to administer the online survey of full-time tenured, tenure-track and non-tenure track faculty.  Participants in the survey were contacted via email on November 8, 2012 with three follow-up email reminders to non-respondents.  To increase response rate, an incentive was offered by the Office of the Provost.  Ten faculty members were randomly selected from representative departments that achieved an 80% response rate to receive $250 for faculty travel or other professional development.  Data collection ended on January 25, 2013.  In total, 700 participants completed the survey out of a possible 1062 faculty members, yielding a completion rate of 65.9%.  Additionally, 60 participants answered at least one question, yielding an overall response rate of  71.9%