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As part of our commitment to meeting the professional needs of our faculty, the University of Rochester joined the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) for the second time in the 2012-13 academic year.  Based at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, COACHE is a comprehensive survey of faculty life that was given to pre tenure and tenured faculty of the entire University, with the exception of the School of Medicine and Dentistry. The survey includes questions about:  the nature of work (teaching, research, and service), faculty satisfaction with institutional governance and promotion processes; satisfaction with personal and family supports; levels of climate and collegiality; and other aspects of faculty life.

The Office for Faculty Development and Diversity is pleased to share this summary of the report’s findings here.  A comprehensive report can be found through the Faculty Senate webpage here

The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity is working with the Deans and Faculty Diversity Officers to better understand, interpret, and respond to the detailed findings. We welcome comments on this report and your suggestions on how we can organize the campus community around disseminating, discussing, and acting upon the results toward keeping the University of Rochester a great place to advance the work and happiness of all faculty.

We are especially grateful to those faculty who took the time to complete the survey and to all of those who helped engage their colleagues in the process.  If you are having difficulty accessing the document, please contact the Office for Faculty Development and Diversity at 273-5664.

For more information about COACHE, click here.