Research pressures cause greatest angst in survey of nearly 7,000 early-career faculty
A new report by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE), a research project based at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, has revealed that junior faculty place a high degree of importance on institutional policies and practices in terms of how they affect career success. However, junior faculty expressed less satisfaction with the effectiveness of those policies and practices.
While the majority of junior faculty at America’s colleges and universities are satisfied at work, some institutions are doing extraordinarily well in this area. The survey, administered by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) in 2005, determined that some colleges and universities are “exemplary” on certain key dimensions of faculty work life.
“While all COACHE participants are committed to a more fulfilling and productive work life for new faculty, the exemplars deserve special mention because they are already succeeding,” said Richard Chait,...
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.
The survey of 4,500 tenure-track faculty at 51 colleges and universities...
As a national research project, COACHE produces numerous reports and key findings on our survey data about what motivates faculty to remain at or depart from an institution. Over the years, COACHE’s research has been highlighted in the media and COACHE staff have been interviewed on faculty matters by Inside Higher Education, The Chronicle of Higher Education and The New York Times, among many other outlets.
If you would like to speak with COACHE experts on faculty affairs, faculty development, survey research, data use in higher education, or related matters, please contact Lauren Scungio, Assistant Director of Marketing and Engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (617) 384-7873.