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COACHE releases first study of pre-tenure faculty satisfaction by discipline, sex

July 12, 2010


Physical sciences and humanities faculty among those satisfied with more aspects of their careers

A new report by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) reveals evidence of major differences in work satisfaction between faculty in different academic areas and between men and women within many of those areas. In surveys of untenured assistant professors at research universities, faculty in the physical sciences and  humanities were among those satisfied with more aspects of their work lives, while faculty...

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The Chronicle of Higher Education: "Younger Professors Say a Successful Career Should Not Require Long Hours"

March 4, 2010

The Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education interviewed 12 professors on three mid-Atlantic campuses who were born between 1964 and 1980. These professors said they saw their attitudes toward work hours as different from those of older faculty members.

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Study Challenges Perception of ‘Gen X’ Faculty as Career Climbers

March 4, 2010


Interviews reveal desire for “roots, not rungs.”

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....

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