With faculty satisfaction surveys, you’ll go through 3 stages:
For an annual faculty survey, this will all happen over one year.
But for pulse surveys, this process typically happens at a smaller scale (ie within a department) and more frequently. It means running a short survey every term to get a more accurate picture of how satisfaction may fluctuate at different points in the year – for example, your faculty may feel very different at the beginning of the year as they do at exam time. And those variances can give you a much clearer idea of what you need to do and at which times.