CUNY will participate in the COACHE faculty satisfaction survey in Spring 2019

COACHE, based at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is a consortium of institutional leaders working to improve outcomes in faculty recruitment, development, and retention. COACHE developed and administers the COACHE Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey and has published a series of Benchmark Best Practices and Special Reports that feature promising practices from member institutions, including the ways in which COACHE data informed their decisions and strategies.

The spring 2019 COACHE survey will open in early February, 2019

Partnering with COACHE to administer the survey is an important part of CUNY’s commitment to its faculty, to a healthy campus climate and to ongoing assessment and improvement of the university.

Participating in the COACHE survey is an opportunity for CUNY’s faculty to have a voice in making their colleges and the university better places to work.

Some examples of how the university responded to the 2015 COACHE data

  • In December 2017, CUNY and the PSC signed the workload reduction agreement (in 2015, CUNY faculty university-wide indicated that the CUNY teaching load was among the top 3 worst aspects of working at CUNY)
  • The Chancellor’s Research Fellowship Awards were institutionalized as the William P. Kelly Research Fellowship Awards to support the scholarly and creative activity of faculty at CUNY community colleges (in 2015, CUNY community college faculty indicated that lack of support for research/creative work was among the top 3 worst things about working at CUNY)
  • New university-wide programs to support mid-career faculty advance toward promotion were implemented (in 2015, CUNY Associate Professors indicated that they were more dissatisfied with promotion than Associate Professors at comparable institutions)
  • The Faculty Affairs Advisory Board was established to advise CUNY’s Office of Academic Affairs on issues of concern to faculty
  • Discussions and activities and changes took place at individual CUNY colleges throughout the university to address college-specific issues identified by the survey

CUNY wants to hear from its faculty.  We hope you will participate.

Questions?  Contact Dr. Annemarie Nicols-Grinenko, University Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, at or 646-664-8068

In spring 2015, the COACHE survey was administered CUNY-wide for the first time. In order to accomplish this, CUNY and the University Faculty Senate worked with COACHE to develop a survey for community college faculty – a first for COACHE. Faculty at all the senior colleges, the Graduate Center and the Law and Journalism Schools and all community colleges except Guttman participated in the survey. Response rates varied from 34% to 65%, with a mean of 47%.

Executive Vice Chancellor and University Provost Vita Rabinowitz presented the CUNY-wide COACHE results to the University Faculty Senate on December 1, 2015. Her presentation is available for download here.