The Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE), based at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is a research initiative and membership organization that gathers benchmarking data on best practices for recruitment and retention of faculty. The core component of COACHE is a survey with robust analysis designed to provide information about faculty experiences at their campus. COACHE’s institutional reports are powerful tools campus leadership uses to strengthen the university’s capacity to identify the drivers of faculty success and to implement informed changes. For more information, visit Harvard Graduate School of Education's COACHE website.
RIT will be participating in the third cycle of COACHE in February 2019. Stay tuned for more on COACHE 2019 and RIT's progress with announcements and details from Provost Granberg and the COACHE 2019 Task Force.
In January 2016 faculty were asked to complete the 2016 COACHE survey as a follow up to the 2013 COACHE survey. The 2016 survey resulted in a 51% response rate from our faculty, with an average completion time of 22 minutes. The Provost’s Report 2016, on the right side of this web page, contains RIT’s 2016 survey results.
The 2013 COACHE survey response rate among RIT’s tenured faculty was 59%, which exceeded that of the total COACHE cohort (50%). RIT’s non-tenure track response rate was 46%, matching the total cohort response rate in that category at the 11 other participating institutions. 2012 survey results are available on this on the right of this web page.
During the 2013-2014 academic year, university leadership focused on interpreting and sharing the data through meetings with Deans, Department Heads and Chairs, and at Town Hall and college faculty meetings.
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