Faculty sentiments in the survey address administrators’ “overall capacities, values and performance,” an analysis by the Faculty Survey Team found.
Officials said they used a consulting body to implement changes to school bylaws in the past and now want to continue this practice for new bylaw changes.
Blake said he had not fully weighed whether he would desire the role when he was revealed as a finalist last week.
Onkey, who will begin her tenure as director of the school on July 12, has expertise in journalism, museum and cultural studies.
Provost Brian Blake said officials are still planning for initial recommendations from the audit to be proposed by late spring or early summer.
Officials are also preparing for a round of faculty hires “late this spring,” reversing a line of measures launched to mitigate the pandemic’s financial impact.
The Providence Journal reported that Blake discussed his past experience and qualifications for the position at a public forum Monday.
Officials said more than 50 donors recently gave a total of $12.48 million to the University for student scholarships.
University President Thomas LeBlanc said he condemns “all acts of violence and hate” in light of a recent shooting of largely Asian-American victims in Atlanta.
The updates would make the language in the code more “restorative” while still holding students accountable for violations.