Advance at UNM report finds faculty negatively affected by Coronavirus, struggling to shuffle responsibilities

Recommendations include changes in annual and milestone review expectations and continued flexibility in remote work


During the second half of the fall 2020 semester, ADVANCE at UNM asked all full-time main campus faculty to participate in a climate survey that included questions about the impact of COVID-19. The ADVANCE Social Science Research Team has worked to quickly provide campus with an initial analysis of the COVID-19 impact questions. This first report (below) provides an overview of faculty responses and offers some general recommendations. Part II, which will be available before Spring Break, will include more detailed evaluation of the impact on different faculty groups, including intersectional analyses, as well as more detailed recommendations and options for implementation.  We hope this and future reports will contribute to ongoing conversations as we navigate the considerable impact of the pandemic on faculty, staff, and students.