Culture of Work Survey

This project is a SSHRC-funded survey on the workplace cultures of English departments (and programs) across the nation. The purpose of this survey, “The Culture of Work in English Departments,” is to gather information about faculty members’ experiences in the profession, both in their careers and in their prior studies. This survey explores where some English faculty members may be encountering work-related problems in their daily employment and in their larger careers. This research has the potential to help improve workplace policies and working conditions for English faculty.

Your participation would involve taking a 10-minute survey that you can stop, save, and resume at your convenience. The survey is available until April 28, 2020. All responses will be kept strictly confidential.

To participate, please email This survey is run by Dr. Lynn Arner, Associate Professor at Brock University, an English professor with training in statistics.

As an incentive to participate, those who complete the survey will be offered a link to a different website to enter a drawing to win 1 of 5 $100 gift certificates for Chapters/Indigo (usuable at stores or on-line).

This survey received ethics clearance from Brock University’s Research Ethics Board [REB #19-077-ARNER].

Thank you,
Lynn Arner, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of English
Brock University