COACHE Survey E-mails Begin Today

All instructional faculty, both tenured and non-tenured, have received or will soon be receiving the COACHE workplace satisfaction survey.

The survey will come via an e-mail from COACHE.

“Please look for this survey and take a few minutes to complete it. The results are very useful as we look for ways to make UT the best possible place for faculty to work,” said John Zomchick, vice provost for faculty affairs.

Administered every three years, the survey is part of the university’s participation in the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

The results of the survey will be compiled into a report that summarizes the findings and compares UT with selected peer institutions. COACHE also will compile a report of major findings and trends across its 200-plus participating colleges and universities.

At UT, the results will be used to identify needs and develop initiatives to address them. For instance, results from the last COACHE survey prompted the creation of a task force on mentoring.

Zomchick said the results also will be important as the university prepares its next application for an NSF Advance Grant aimed at improving the retention and success of women in STEM fields.

Confidentiality and anonymity are assured in all COACHE analyses and reports. The survey will take less than twenty-five minutes to complete.