During her first year as provost at The University of North Texas, Jennifer Cowley made an effort to improve data transparency on campus. Alongside an internal platform to provide data to deans and department heads, she partnered with COACHE to administer the Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey and develop a clear sense of faculty needs. In this partner spotlight, Dr. Cowley shares how she was able to use COACHE data to inform her priorities as incoming Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Historically, academic departments at Skidmore College operated with large degrees of autonomy, making it difficult to address climate and leadership challenges across divisions. In the absence of a centralized group equipped to address these issues, Skidmore partnered with COACHE to identify ways to improve departmental climates.
"COACHE gives you feedback that you can then share with departments and deans. There are policy implications for every question on the survey, which is important because there are other surveys that have ‘interesting’ questions but you can’t do anything with them. With COACHE data, you can initiate change processes."
Senior Vice President and Provost Emeritus
Virginia Tech (Cohorts 2019, 2016, 2012, 2009, 2006)
Below is a selection COACHE institutions that have made their results and how they are using them public: