[Socrates] FW: Helping Our Faculty Succeed through Participation in the COACHE Survey

Eva Fernandez Eva.Fernandez at qc.cuny.edu
Thu Feb 12 14:15:45 EST 2015


All full-time faculty should have received (or will soon receive) an invitation to participate in the survey described in the email below.  Please take the time to complete the survey (only 25 minutes of your time).  Your responses will provide the College with important information we can use to improve ourselves as an institution.  If you have any questions, please let me know, or contact our Institutional Research Director, Meg McAuliffe at Margaret.McAuliffe at qc.cuny.edu<mailto:Margaret.McAuliffe at qc.cuny.edu>.

Best wishes,

Eva M. Fernández
Assistant Vice Provost
Queens College, City University of New York

From: Elizabeth F Hendrey
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2015 1:29 PM
To: Eva Fernandez
Subject: FW: Helping Our Faculty Succeed through Participation in the COACHE Survey

Please share with all full time faculty.

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to inform you of an important opportunity you will be offered to participate in a survey of faculty job satisfaction.  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; your unique link to the survey should have been emailed to you from COACHE recently, or in the next few days. COACHE will not use any name or email address for any purposes except for this research.

While there are many surveys that faculty are asked to complete, this one was designed entirely to determine your current job satisfaction compared to faculty at peer institutions.  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 Queens College a great place to work.

In a process approved by Harvard's and CUNY's institutional review board, 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 Queens College will be received and kept on a secure server by Margaret McAuliffe, Director of Institutional Research.  Neither I, nor any other administrator, staff or faculty member outside Institutional Research at Queens College will have access to the unit-record data. IR 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 Queens College has the potential to be one of the best places for scholars to work, and with your help we can learn how best to support that goal. However, data from the COACHE study will be meaningful only if we have broad participation.

You should receive an e-mail from COACHE (coachefaculty at opinioncast.com<mailto:coachefaculty at opinioncast.com>), directing you to the online survey. The survey is easy to complete. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Margaret McAuliffe at margaret.mcauliffe at qc.cuny.edu<mailto:margaret.mcauliffe at qc.cuny.edu> or 718-997-5788, or COACHE at coachefaculty at srbi.com<mailto:coachefaculty at srbi.com>.

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

 Betsy Hendrey

Elizabeth Field Hendrey
Acting Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Queens College CUNY
718-997-5900 (o)
646-867-9799 (c)
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