Faculty members are the hallmark of our institution, and identifying ways to support faculty is important to our institution's mission. We want to be intentional in learning what is working well for faculty and improve our efforts to welcome, recruit, and retain faculty. Hearing from faculty is vital to the success of that mission.
ISU partnered with the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) based in the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Through their Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey administration, COACHE helps institutions study the work lives of faculty, assess the academic workplace broadly, and provide data that can support decision-making related to faculty members' professional lives and performance. Studies are conducted in partnership with college and university leaders (both faculty and administrative) using the data collected to improve the academic workplace. This partnership will help inform the programs and practices we develop to support faculty.
The survey will be administered for the first time this Spring 2022, and we hope faculty will participate.
Following the survey completion, teams will work to identify areas where we need to focus and determine how we can take steps to address these areas. We will keep faculty informed as our action plan progresses. Please look for more communication to come directly to your inbox and check this page for updates.