Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE)
The members of BCC’s COACHE Task Force created this page to address questions BCC faculty may have about the survey as well as report on previous COACHE results with information on how issues of diversity and inclusion on campus were addressed using the results.
CUNY has partnered with the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE), a research-practice partnership at Harvard Graduate School of Education focused on the study of postsecondary faculty experiences throughout the nation. COACHE is designed to measure faculty satisfaction on a variety of topics important to faculty and compare our results to others at peer institutions. All full time faculty are invited to participate.
Participation in the survey entails completing a 25-minute, web-based survey. Faculty will receive a unique link to the survey emailed to you directly from COACHE firstname.lastname@example.org in February. Faculty who have not responded will receive two follow-up reminder emails. The survey officially closes on April 7.
The COACHE survey is completely confidential and will be handled through the COACHE project team at Harvard. Your privacy will be maintained in all published and written data, and your identity will be carefully protected in all information, including the summary analysis, that COACHE will share with our campus. For additional information, please refer to the following – CUNY Spring 2023 COACHE Faculty Satisfaction Survey
During Spring 2023, the committee will be working on finalizing recommendations for the administration related to the survey results. The committee will be working on disseminating the results of the 2023 survey throughout the Fall semester.
Surveys and Reports
Final Recommendations: COACHE Recommendations 2020
2019 COACHE Survey
- BCC Institutional Research Summary
- Official COACHE 2019 summary
- COACHE 2019 Full Public Report
- Hallmarks of successful campus models
- COACHE main takeaways and BCC demographics PPT
2016-19 BCC Faculty & Staff Survey
2019 BCC Adjunct Survey
2015 COACHE Survey
COACHE Task Force- Spring 2023
Lester Sandres Rapalo
Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
Dean of Academic Affairs
Academic Affairs Manager for Special Projects
Faculty, Biological Sciences, Member of Academic Review Committee
Director of research & Testing
Director of Institutional Research & Assessment
Faculty, Social Sciences and Chair of Diversity & inclusion Committee
Director of Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology
Faculty, Biological Sciences and Chair of Faculty Council
Chief Diversity Officer
ADA and Title IX Compliance Coordinator
COACHE beyond BCC
Spring 2023 meetings: February 8, March 8, additional dates TBD
BCC broadcast dated: February 14, 2023
Date: February 14, 2023To: All full-time faculty From: Lester Sandres Rápalo, Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs Re: Helping Our Faculty Succeed through Participation in COACHE’s Job Satisfaction Survey
I am pleased to inform you of an important opportunity you will be offered to participate in the COACHE Faculty Satisfaction Survey, which will be administered from today, February 14 through April 7, 2023. This survey research is part of a national program called the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE), which has been operating from the Harvard Graduate School of Education since 2003. Participation will entail completing a 25-minute, web- based survey and your unique link to the survey will be emailed to you from COACHE in the coming days.
This survey was designed to determine their current job satisfaction compared to faculty at peer institutions in the following areas:
– Nature of Work – teaching, service, and research;
– Shared Governance;
– Resources and Support;
– Appreciation and Recognition;
– Interdisciplinary Work, Collaboration, and Mentoring;
– Department Engagement, Quality, and Collegiality;
– Tenure and Promotion;
– Retention and Negotiation;
– Institutional Leadership
Past survey results have been used to improve mentoring opportunities for promotion, to increase faculty participation in college governance and to increase transparency of tenure and promotion.
Your views are especially important to us as we strive to attract and retain the best and brightest scholars and teachers, increase the satisfaction of all faculty, and to make BCC a great place to work.
In a process approved by Harvard’s and Bronx Community College’s Office of Institutional Research (IR), COACHE will provide our campus with their summary analysis, as well as the confidential unit-record database, stripped of names and e-mail addresses. The data provided to BCC will be received and kept on a secure server by Chris Efthimiou, Director of Institutional Research and Testing. Neither I, nor any other administrator, staff or faculty member outside the Office of Institutional Research at BCC will have access to the unit-record data. The Office of Institutional Research will explore and analyze broad patterns in the data to assist with planning and developing improved academic policies and practices across campus. To protect confidentiality and guarantee that the results of this survey cannot influence personnel decisions about individual faculty members, IR staff will disseminate survey results only with data aggregated in cells of five respondents or more, so that individual faculty and individual departments cannot be identified.
We welcome this opportunity to learn from an independent, research-driven, comparative study. We believe that BCC has the potential to be one of the best places for faculty to work, and with your help we can learn how best to support that goal. However, data from the Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey will be meaningful only if we have broad participation.
email@example.com), directing you to the online survey. The survey is easy to complete. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Dean Luis Montenegro at firstname.lastname@example.org or (718) 289-5939, or COACHE at email@example.com.An invitation to complete this web-based survey will be emailed directly to each of you in the coming days from COACHE (
Thank you in advance by helping us through participation in this study.