COACHE defines service as committee work (across department, division, and university) and student advising.
How do we compare to our peer/cohort
Response options ranged from 1-5 where 5 is the most favorable. The functional range of responses for the 103 schools in the cohort was approximately 2.9-3.65. DU scored a 3.18/5, which was in the bottom third of the cohort. Though pre-tenured faculty reported higher satisfaction with their level of service (and commensurate with the middle group), faculty who identified as women, associate level faculty, and faculty of color identified especially low satisfaction with their level of service relative to the cohort.
Survey terms that relate to this category include
Q60. Please rate your level of satisfaction or dissatisfaction with the following:
- The number of committees on which you serve
- The attractiveness (e.g., value, visibility, importance, personal preference) of the committees on which you serve
- The discretion you have to choose the committees on which you serve
- How equitably committee assignments are distributed across faculty in your department
- The number of students you advise/mentor (including oversight of independent study, research projects, internships, study abroad)
- How equitably additional service work is compensated in your department
- The relevance of the committees on which you currently serve
- The support your institution has offered you to be a good advisor to students
- How equitably advising responsibilities are distributed across faculty in your department