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Tuesday February 5, 2019 15:04:50
"Jennifer J. Raab" <>
Current Faculty
Helping Our Faculty Succeed through Participation in the COACHE Survey

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to inform you that Hunter College and CUNY will again be participating in the COACHE survey of faculty job satisfaction. This survey is part of a national program called the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE), operating from the Harvard Graduate School of Education since 2003. Your views are especially important to us as we strive to attract and retain the best and brightest scholars and teachers and increase the satisfaction of all faculty. I am deeply committed to ensuring faculty continue to thrive as exceptional scholars and dedicated teachers.

Participation will entail completing a 25-minute, web-based survey; your unique link to the survey will be emailed to you from COACHE in the coming days. COACHE will not use any name or email address for any purposes except for this research. 

In the fall COACHE will provide our campus with their summary analysis, as well as the confidential unit-record database, stripped of names and e-mail addresses.  As with the 2015 survey, we will share the data with you.  A COACHE steering committee, consisting of representative faculty from all schools along with leadership from the Provost’s Office will work with the data to develop and share plans to respond to faculty perspectives presented by the survey.

Your participation is important and impactful.  The results of the 2015 survey were presented to the Senate and data was made available for review by all faculty members. We responded to issues identified by faculty in some of the following ways:

  • Quality of facilities: among many projects are the renovation of the library, the creation of a flexible science teaching lab and three science research labs, the opening of new and renovated spaces for our Dance programs, the refurbishment of the Baker Theatre Building as a new home for the Theater Department and the major investments in network security and Wi-Fi;
  • Clarity of tenure and promotion criteria: all departments provided guidelines for promotion to full professor; the College provided multiple workshops for faculty seeking promotion and joined The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity; 
  • External funding opportunities: created position of Associate Provost for Research; increased Presidential funding for faculty advancement and travel programs.

Data from the COACHE study will be meaningful only if we have broad participation. Within a week, you will receive an e-mail from COACHE ( directing you to the online survey.

If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Jenny Tuten at or COACHE at

Thank you in advance for your participation and for all you do for Hunter College.


Jennifer J. Raab



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