Since 2003, the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE), a research-practice partnership (RPP), has been committed to improving the workplace, career and overall experience of faculty members. COACHE is based at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and has surveyed 20,000+ faculty members at more than 300 colleges and universities. Survey results are intended to be used to develop strategies to improve the professional lives of faculty members; the goal is to create an environment where faculty can do their best work.
In the spring of 2019 and again in 2023, DU faculty members were invited to complete a survey as a core initiative of achieving R1 Our Way that covers:
Research, Teaching & Service
Resources in support of faculty work
Benefits & Compensation
Interdisciplinary Work & Collaboration
Tenure & Promotion
Leadership & Governance
Departmental Collegiality, Quality, & Engagement
Appreciation & Recognition
Faculty are central to the mission of the University of Denver. Your commitment to improving this workplace was reflected the extraordinary response rates (64% in 2023 and 65% in 2019 repectively). The survey results revealed diversity of opinions across campus and some significant concerns. We invite your participation as we move forward, building on these results to improve our working environments.