This survey seeks information on the experiences and work conditions of part-time and full-time contingent academic employees at SUNY state-operated campuses and health science centers. UUP defines contingent academics as "those persons appointed to any academic position which does not prescribe eligibility for continuing appointment [tenure]." This definition includes those with adjunct, lecturer, or visiting titles.
 
This survey should take roughly 20 to 30 minutes to complete. It is long because we are seeking a wide range of information to better understand and meet the needs of contingents.
 
The survey is anonymous; we do not ask for and do not want any identifying information. While you may take the survey on a phone, it is not formatted for mobile devices. You may edit your answers for as long as the survey window remains open on your computer.
 
We anticipate that the results of this survey will inform future reports and initiatives on how best to support contingent academics. If you have any questions or concerns, or would prefer to receive a hard copy of the survey, please contact Jamie Dangler, UUP Vice President for Academics at 1-800-342-4206 or jdangler@uupmail.org.
 
If you teach or have taught at more than one SUNY campus, please answer the questions according to what you believe most accurately captures your general experiences and conditions as a SUNY contingent academic. We understand that contingent academic experiences vary greatly. Not all of the questions will apply to all the respondents. Feel free to skip questions that you believe are not appropriate for you.
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Please Note: This survey is intended for contingent academics, part-time and full-time.
  
Part I of IV - Hiring

1. As part of your SUNY hiring process at your SUNY campus, were you asked to...

  Yes No Don't know/Can't Remember
Participate in 1 or more interviews
Submit your curriculum vitae or resume
Submit references
Submit your teaching philosophy
Teach a class or part of a class

2. When you first started working at your SUNY campus, did you receive...

  Yes No Don't know
Human Resources Department orientation
Campus workplace policies and procedures
Online teaching resources orientation
Department orientation
Information on how to handle emergency or criminal situations
Library tour
Copying and printing services information
Campus bookstore tour
UUP information
Joint Labor Management Individual Development Award Funds Information

3. How long before the first day of your most recent contingent appointment did you receive a verbal employment (or reappointment) offer from SUNY?

4. Typically, how long before the first day of your contingent appointments do you receive a verbal employment (or reappointment) offer from SUNY?

5. How long before the first day of your most recent contingent appointment did you receive an appointment (or appointment renewal) letter from SUNY ?

6. Typically, how long before the first day of your contingent appointments do you receive an appointment (or appointment renewal) letter from SUNY ?

7. How long after the first day of your most recent contingent appointment did you receive your first pay check for your SUNY appointment ?

8. Typically, how long after the first day of your contingent appointments do you receive your first pay check for your SUNY appointment ?

9. As a contingent academic, are you currently employed by SUNY full or part time?

10. As a contingent academic, over the course of your SUNY employment, are you usually employed by SUNY full or part time?

11. Your SUNY appointment/contract letter states that your current appointment is for how many semesters?

12. Considering all your SUNY appointments over time, your SUNY appointment/contract/renewal letters most often have been for appointments of what length?

13. Has SUNY provided you with adequate training and/or information to prepare you for...

  Yes No Don't Know
A natural disaster occurring during a class on a SUNY campus
An emergency situation on a SUNY campus
Directing students who come to you having been victims of crimes on a SUNY campus
Directing students who come to you having been targets of prejudice/discrimination on a SUNY campus
Directing students who come to you having witnessed an act of bias/intolerance on a SUNY campus
Taking steps if a student comes to you with signs of depression or other mental health issues
Taking steps if you feel a student is a threat to him/herself or others
Taking steps if a student or colleague sexually harasses you
Taking steps if a student comes to you reporting experiencing unwanted sexual advances from another SUNY employee

14. I accepted my current SUNY contingent position because...(select the top 1 to 3 reasons)

 
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