The Collegiality Assessment Matrix and the Self-Assessment Matrix


Colleges and universities have long seen the need to evaluate faculty collegiality in a fair, objective, and reproducible manner.  Now ATLAS has pioneered an instrument that can easily help promote discussions about ways of improving collegiality at the same time that it offers an impartial assessment of a faculty member’s collegiality for the purpose of annual review, tenure and/or promotion evaluations, post-tenure review, and the like.

The Collegiality Assessment Matrix (CAM) has been designed to identify and measure those observable behaviors that research has shown to be most commonly associated with collegiality in an academic setting.  In addition, by having the faculty members themselves complete a similar instrument – the Self-Assessment Matrix (S-AM) – it is also possible to compare how a faculty member views his or her own collegiality against how others (chairs, deans, peers, and others) perceive it.

Both of these instruments were subjected to two full years of validity and reliability checks via review by a panel of advisors and then field-testing.  Almost unanimously, the chairs and faculty members who piloted these instruments indicated that they were

  • easy to administer
  • properly associated with observable behaviors rather than subjective reactions to someone’s personality or attitude
  • and highly effective in promoting productive discussions of collegiality within academic units and across campus.


To order the CAM and/or S-AM, email us at sales@atlasleadership.com, call us at 1-800-355-6742, or write us at ATLAS Leadership Services, 4521 PGA Blvd PMB 186, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418.

There’s a minimum order of 10 forms, but these can be in any combination of CAMs and S-AMs.  The larger the order, the lower the cost per form:

  • 10 to 40 forms (any combination of CAMs and S-AMs): $10.00 each, plus $7.50 S/H.
  • 41 to 75 forms (any combination of CAMs and S-AMs): $9.00 each, plus $7.50 S/H.
  • 76 to 100 forms (any combination of CAMs and S-AMs): $8.00 each, plus $7.50 S/H
  • 101 or more forms (any combination of CAMs and S-AMs): $8.00 each, plus FREE S/H


Campus Climate and Faculty/Staff Engagement


​ATLAS also offers two other inventories delivered in an online-only format.  The ​Campus Climate and Morale Survey​ asks several demographic questions followed by 25 field-tested questions related to campus climate and morale.  Suitable for faculty, staff, and students, this inventory provides institutions with anonymous data from which they can draw conclusions about how to improve local climate and morale.  Only $1.00 per email address sent by ATLAS.


The ​Faculty and Staff Engagement Survey asks several demographic questions followed by 35 field-tested questions related to the respondent's level of engagement at the institution.  Suitable for faculty and staff, this inventory provides institutions with anonymous data from which they can draw conclusions about how to improve employee engagement.  Only $1.00 per email address sent by ATLAS.


For more information about any of the forms, instruments, or surveys listed above, email questions@atlasleadership.com.