Tulane is a member of the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE), and will be participating in the 2011 Tenure-track Faculty Survey.
The Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) is a consortium of over 160 colleges, universities and systems across North America committed to making the academic workplace more attractive and equitable for faculty. Founded in 2002 with support from the Ford Foundation and Atlantic Philanthropies, COACHE is based at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and is now supported completely by its members.
Tulane also participated in the 2008 COACHE project, the results of which indicated a desire among junior faculty for better professional development opportunities including mentoring. The Office of Academic Affairs utilized this feedback during the development and implementation of a multi-phase faculty development initiative that included sponsorship of a grant writing workshop and development of a mentoring resource website.
A few points about the 2011 COACHE survey:
• The survey is designed for junior faculty – faculty members who are on the tenure track, but have yet to receive tenure.
• This excludes faculty in their first semester at Tulane, and faculty in their terminal year after not receiving tenure.
• Approximately 135 faculty members will be invited to participate in the 2011 COACHE survey.
• Participation in the survey is voluntary.
• The online survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.
• Answers are anonymous to Tulane, but aggregate results will be reported.
Timeline for survey administration:
• Week of October 17 faculty will receive endorsement letter from Provost.
• Week of October 24 faculty will receive invitation from COACHE.
• Week of October 31 faculty will receive follow up letter from Provost.
• Reminders will be sent to non-responders weeks of November 14, December 5, and January 2, 2012.
• Survey will close January 2012.
For more information visit the COACHE website. Please contact Katie Busby if you have any questions about the survey administration.
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