A new study commissioned by COACHE—the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education—challenges the common misperception of “Generation X” college faculty as self-centered careerists. Interviews with 16 faculty and administrators at three representative campuses suggest that Gen X faculty prefer, in fact, to establish long-term relationships with colleagues and others in their professional and personal communities. Read more about Study Challenges Perception of ‘Gen X’ Faculty as Career Climbers
Research pressures cause greatest angst in survey of nearly 7,000 early-career faculty
A new report by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE), a research project based at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, has revealed that junior faculty place a high degree of importance on institutional policies and practices in terms of how they affect career success. However, junior faculty expressed less satisfaction with the effectiveness of those policies and practices. Read more about The One-Two Policy Punch: Be Sure to Consider Importance *and* Effectiveness
While the majority of junior faculty at America’s colleges and universities are satisfied at work, some institutions are doing extraordinarily well in this area. The survey, administered by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) in 2005, determined that some colleges and universities are “exemplary” on certain key dimensions of faculty work life. Read more about Top Academic Workplaces 2005-06
Survey of 4,500 tenure-track faculty reveals surprising findings
A new study by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE), a research project based at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, has revealed that climate, culture, and collegiality are more important to the satisfaction of early career faculty than compensation, tenure clarity, workload, and policy effectiveness.