2023 Faculty Climate Survey

- The 2023 Faculty Climate Survey results are posted below -

About the survey

Results of the 2023 university-wide faculty climate survey show gratifying improvement since the 2021 survey.  The university-wide results show higher satisfaction in nearly every area covered by the survey. Notably, the sense of belonging in the university and in Yale’s schools and departments has risen overall. Likewise, the collective sense of being part of a respectful and collegial community has increased. Opportunities for continued work are also indicated, such as in mentoring and community building. Yale conducts this survey every two years as part of the Belonging at Yale initiative, a comprehensive effort launched by President Peter Salovey in 2020 to enhance diversity, support equity, and promote an environment of inclusion and respect at the university.

Response rate

The survey had a 34.3% overall response rate, with the following breakdown by faculty category:

  • 48.5% ladder faculty response rate
  • 20.6% instructional faculty response rate
  • 18% research faculty response rate

2023 Faculty Survey Results

Climate in the University

Climate in the Department, Section, or Professional School



Mentoring and Advocacy

How Yale Will Address the Survey Results

  • As a part of the Belonging at Yale initiative, all schools and/or academic units update their annual five-year action plans to improve their local climate to enhance diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) for all faculty. Updates to these plans reflect what each school learns from the survey results, focusing on areas for improvement found in the survey.
  • The Provost’s Office and Deans will assist schools and departments in strengthening their mentoring plans and building programs that support academic collaboration within and across disciplines.
  • With the support of the Provost’s and President’s Offices, Deans will organize community building activities and events within academic units and across academic fields and demographics.

If you have questions about the results of the survey or your unit or school’s DEIB action plans, please reach out to your Dean’s office. You may also submit questions or comments to the Provost via provost@yale.edu.