Networking & Leadership Development

As a collaborative, COACHE creates opportunities for its partners to engage with our researchers and with each other on important topics related to the faculty experience.

Conferences & Annual Meetings

Contact us to schedule private or group conversations with COACHE project leadership at any of these conferences. We can discuss confidential matters of faculty development, academic governance, or other issues related to the management of the faculty enterprise.

  • American Council on Education (ACE)
  • Association of American Universities Data Exchange (AAUDE)
  • Association of Public Land-grant Universities (APLU)
  • Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U)
  • Professional and Organizational Development (POD)
  • Association for Institutional Research (AIR)
  • Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Leadership Development and HIHE

Beginning in 2016, two of the Harvard Graduate School of Education's most trusted names--COACHE and the Harvard Institutes for Higher Education (HIHE), began working together to provide more and better leadership development options to the network of COACHE institutions. What's more, COACHE partners can reduce their HIHE tuition by up to $1,000. Here is how it works.

  • If your institution is a current or committed COACHE partner (enrolled in 2013-14 or later), one person from your "COACHE team" may apply to HIHE programs at a reduced COACHE rate.
  • You can send as many people as you like, of course, but only one attendee gets the COACHE scholarship. That person just has to select the "COACHE member" option in the HIHE application.
  • The tuition reduction amounts to $1,000 for the MDP, MLE, and IEM programs in the summer, $250 for the Women in Education Leadership program in March, and 10 percent for other higher education programs.
  • While that person and any others from your team are in Cambridge, COACHE will offer additional programming related to our focus on faculty. Depending on the Institute timing and length, this engagement could be a one-on-one briefing, "sandbox sessions," or a networking dinner. Our team will help your team apply what they are learning in the Institutes to their COACHE work in faculty affairs. 

Who qualifies as a member of your "COACHE team"? This is usually an academic affairs administrator, faculty leader, or other faculty data strategist who is familiar with the work of our project on your campus. You won't be required to engage with COACHE while at the Institute, but we will certainly encourage you to do so.

As a result of this COACHE-HIHE connection, our "Leaders Workshop" will be replaced with this new developmental approach. We found that, as "COACHE work" evolved from data literacy to a leadership competency, our workshop goals also changed. Recent agendas read like a page out of the HIHE playbook: applying ways of knowing, theoretical frameworks, and critical lenses to the toughest challenges we face in higher ed leadership. (Prior COACHE workshop agendas and notes are still available here.) So now, our partners may access leadership development and personal renewal from HIHE--whether in a shorter or longer Institute--because while they are here, we can enhance that experience through their relationship with COACHE.