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Friday, August 23, 2013

Is Faculty Morale at MD Anderson Continuing to Deteriorate?

Reporters Eric Berger and Todd Ackerman (Houston Chronicle, "Survey finds M.D. Anderson morale low," page B3, August 23, 2013) reported that 56% of faculty senate members (126 respondents) at MD Anderson (MDA) responding to a  recent survey were likely to leave the institution within the next 5 years. Last year a survey of the entire MDA faculty indicated a 50% expected staffing turnover. According to the latest report, only 6% of responding faculty thought that MDA was "heading in the right direction." Results of the most recent MDA faculty senate survey will be discussed at an upcoming MDA senate meeting on September 18, 2013.