Most full-time faculty members are satisfied with their roles and are more likely to feel so when they believe they have greater environmental support, according to a new report.

Faculty who expressed lower job satisfaction may have done so partly due to increasing use of part-time positions, according to “The Working Environment Matters: Faculty Member Job Satisfaction by Institution Type,” a report from the TIAA Institute.

The report examines faculty job satisfaction at various institutions and looks at how gender, race, age, and other personal factors meld with faculty expectations, experiences, and perceptions of the work environment.

Lower faculty job satisfaction can negatively impact attitudes, which in turn can affect student learning and overall institutional success, according to the report.

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