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New study indicates faculty treatment matters more than compensation

September 25, 2006


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.

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