Eleven faculty completed the survey, yielding an overall response rate of 34%. The response rate for group members was 60% (N=6) and for non-members was 23% (N=5). Groups did not significantly differ by gender (χ2=1.06; NS), by profession (χ2=0.78; NS) or by number of years as assistant professor (t = −0.85; NS). Academic activities were calculated by summing the number of articles published, the number of grants submitted, the number of grants awarded, and the number of academic presentations given for the year 2009–2010 and the year 2010–2011. From 2009–2010, number of academic activities by group members (mean: 5.67; SD: 2.88) did not significantly differ from those of non-group members (mean: 2.8; SD: 2.68; t = −1.70; NS). In contrast, from 2010–2011, group members (mean: 8.67; SD: 3.56) reported over four times more academic activities than non-group members (mean: 1.80; SD: =2.17; t = −3.93; p=0.004). Examining the change in the number of academic activities over time, non-group members, on average, did one less activity in 2010–2011 than in 2009–2010 (t = −3.16; p=0.03). Group members, however, on average, did three more activities in 2010–2011 than in 2009–2010 (t=3.50; p=0.02).