The TAMU ADVANCE Center’s Faculty and Staff Interaction Team (FASIT) Program aims to improve workplace climate at the department level by focusing on the relationship between faculty and staff. The core strategy of the program is to establish FASIT Teams in each department.
Workplace climate affects how employees feel about their jobs and each other. Numerous studies have found a correlation between positive workplace climates and various measures of organizational success such as employee well-being, involvement, retention, and productivity. In order to foster a Psychologically Healthy Workplace (the underlying, evidence-based framework of the ADVANCE Program), academic departments at TAMU are engaging faculty and staff as partners in building a positive workplace climate.
A focus group was created with the intent to accomplish three things:
FASIT teams are composed of equal numbers of faculty and staff. The Department of Chemistry FASIT Team Members are:
FASIT Team members are asked to:
Departments that are participating in the FASIT Program have reported greater awareness of faculty-staff interactions and the importance of working together to improve the workplace climate. Further, each FASIT Team has a venue for developing and disseminating best practices for faculty-staff interaction and consequently improving the climate in their units. If you would like to learn more about the Faculty and Staff Interaction Team (FASIT) Program please visit advance.tamu.edu/fasit-program.
For inquiries, please contact the ADVANCE Director, Chris Kaunas (979.845.1197).