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)


Seminar on Leadership of the Faculty

One of the ways that we aspire to improve the academic workplace is by providing the support and developmental opportunities that academic leaders need. It has become increasingly clear that learning on the job is no longer a satisfactory approach to leadership development in the academy which is why, in 2018, COACHE partnered with our colleagues at the Harvard Institutes for Higher Education (HIHE) to launch the Seminar on Leadership of the Faculty

Chaired by our Executive Director and Principal Investigator, Kiernan Mathews, the Seminar is a three-and-a-half day program hosted in Cambridge designed to equip you with the tools to manage the faculty enterprise and assist you in critically considering your own leadership capabilities. Each year we will gather Chief Academic Officers and others with institution-wide oversight of the faculty domain to examine and reconsider, under a new lens and informed by the latest research, the persistent challenges of developing and leading college faculty. The Seminar will invite you to inventively reconsider your role and the leadership you provide to your faculty, your administrative team, and your academic program as a whole.

This program in effect replaces our "Leaders Workshop," which was discontinued in 2015. 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. We hope that this new offering will better serve our community of academic leadership by pooling the expertise of both HIHE and COACHE. 


COACHE Strategy Workshop

The COACHE Strategy Workshop is another offering which launched in 2018. This half-day workshop is designed to provide institutions beginning the first and second years of their Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey partnerships the opportunity to gather with peers in person to strategize, share best practices, and set in place tactics to aid their efforts around boosting survey participation and interpreting and sharing data. This program is offered at no additional cost to our partners. For the latest dates and registration information, please visit News & Events