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Updates on Data Use and Dissemination: Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey

April 16, 2019

 

As a research-practice partnership, we work to advance scholarship on the professoriate, academic culture, diversity and equity, and related faculty issues by selectively sharing our survey data with established scholars and their doctoral students, many of whom have published journal articles, books and dissertations analyzing COACHE data. With more than a decade passing since Congress has funded a ...

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WPI Awarded $1 Million to Build a More Equitable Faculty Promotion Process

December 10, 2018

 

“The ADVANCE grant work was sparked by the results of a Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) survey WPI conducted in 2014 and 2017 to quantify job satisfaction among faculty. Associate professors, and especially women, reported dissatisfaction with the associate-to-full promotion system. After analyzing both survey and focus group data, the ADVANCE team characterized the problem as a “foggy climate” that included ambiguity within the criteria, mixed messages about what is valued,...

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