The purpose of this short survey is threefold:

  • Identify the key resource drivers for EHS programs at colleges and universities
  • Determine the key predictors most influential in determining institutional EHS program staffing and expenditures
  • Produce an “industry average” estimate of university EHS staffing and expenditures
Your participation is critical in developing important information not only for the EHS profession, but being attuned to this information on your own campus can pay enormous dividends. This information will be combined with other publicly available data to better estimate EHS program resourcing for colleges and universities.

* 1. On your campus, how many total full time equivalents dedicate at least 50% of their time to EHS functions including technical staff, administrative, contractors, and student workers?

* 2. On your campus, what is the total amount, in US Dollars, expended by your EHS department for the fiscal year?

* 3. On your campus, what is the total institutional net assignable area in square feet? ("Net usable area" is defined by the 2006 Postsecondary Facilities Inventory and Classification Manual)

* 4. What are the total institutional expenditures for your campus? This is defined as total expenses recognized by the institution's published general purpose financial statement for a given fiscal year.

* 5. What is the total number of students? This is the unduplicated count of students enrolled for credit during a 12 month period regardless of when the student enrolled.

* 6. What is your total number of employees? This is the total number of full time employees plus one-third of the total number of part time employees.

* 7. On your campus, what is the research net assignable area in square feet? (Defined by the 2009 Survey of Science and Engineering Research Facilities, this is research areas in buildings separately budgeted and accounted for inlcuding agricultural science, natural resource science, biological and biomedical, computer and information science, engineering, health and clinical science, mathematics and statistics, physical science, psychology, social science, and other science and engineering fields)

* 8. What are the total research expenditures on your campus? (Defined by the 2010 Higher Education Research and Development Survey as research and development expenditures budgeted and accounted for organized research activities

* 9. So we can be sure that your data is not duplicated, please enter the name of your institution. We will not associate your answers with your institution.