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.

Results of the COACHE survey will be made available to the campus community during the Fall 2023 semester. For additional information, please refer to the following – CUNY Spring 2023 COACHE Faculty Satisfaction Survey

COACHE Town Hall Meeting

Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 dates will be determined.

Surveys and Reports

Luis Montenegro
Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

Katherine Acevedo-Coppa
Academic Affairs Manager for Special Projects

Grisel Acosta
Faculty, English, Chair of Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Seher Atamturktur
Faculty, Biological Sciences, Member of Academic Review Committee

Chris Efthimiou
Director of Research & Testing

Raymond Galinski
Interim Dean of Institutional Effectiveness

Monique Guishard
Faculty, Social Sciences Department

Mark Lennerton
Director of Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology

Jessenia Paoli
Chief Diversity Officer
ADA and Title IX Compliance Coordinator


Meeting Schedule

Fall 2023 meetings: September 5, October 28, additional dates TBD

BCC broadcast dated: February 14, 2023

Date:               February 14, 2023To:                   All full-time facultyFrom:               Lester Sandres Rápalo, Provost & Vice President for Academic AffairsRe:                   Helping Our Faculty Succeed through Participation in COACHE’s Job Satisfaction Survey

Dear Colleagues,

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.

An invitation to complete this web-based survey will be emailed directly to each of you in the coming days from COACHE (, 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 or (718) 289-5939, or COACHE at

Thank you in advance by helping us through participation in this study.

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