COACHE 2012 Survey Results
In 2012, all tenured and tenure-stream faculty were invited to participate in the online survey conducted by the Harvard-based Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE). The results are in, and they tell us a great deal about what tenure stream faculty like about working at the University of Toronto.
The Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty and Academic Life works with COACHE on the survey and the dissemination of the results. The infographic below provides a snapshot summary of our results (click the picture for a full-sized version or view the accessible text alternative).
The links below list a series of articles that detail how U of T tenure-stream faculty rate some specific aspects of their work environment. Articles will appear weekly in February and March in The Bulletin and on our website.
For each of the articles above, an accompanying resource has been created for Chairs, Directors, and Deans to trigger discussion amongst faculty members. The short information packages also identify some ‘best practices’ in relation to areas where improvement is needed.
PowerPoint slides of U of T results will be posted after they are presented to various groups across the university. Want a presentation of results relevant to your discipline, group or faculty? Just ask us!
- Tenure-Stream Faculty: Very Satisfied with U of T and Value Autonomy
- Collegial Department Raises Satisfaction and Morale for Tenure-Stream Faculty
- Supporting Faculty Career Advancement
- Working at U of T—Research Teaching & Service
- A Round of Applause, Please—Showing our Appreciation for Faculty Work
- Leadership for a Sustainable, Supportive Academic Community
- U of T—An “Outstanding” Place to Work
- Work at U of T—A Different Experience for Female Faculty?
- Work at U of T: (Part 2) A Different Experience for Female Faculty?
- A Letter from the Provost
- PDAD&C, February 6, 2014
- UTFA Council, February 25, 2014
- Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Arts & Science, March 7, 2014
- Faculty of Arts & Science, March 19, 2014
- Faculty of Medicine, March 19, 2014
- Faculty of Dentistry, March 26, 2014
- Arts & Science, Council of Chairs, Principals, Academic Directors (CPAD), March 28, 2014
- Council of Health Science Deans April 1, 2014
- Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering April 2, 2014
- Anthropology Department, Faculty of Arts & Science, April 5, 2014
- Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, April 7, 2014
- Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, April 23, 2014
- Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, April 29, 2014
- University of Toronto, Scarborough, May 9, 2014
- Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing May 28, 2014
- Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy May 28, 2014
- Department of Speech Language Pathology June 19, 2014
- University of Toronto, Mississauga October 7, 2014
Coache Survey Results
78.9% of Faculty said, if they had to do it again, they would select U of T
79.4% of Faculty expressed satisfaction with compensation, compared to 46.2% of peers
Best Aspects of working at U of T: Colleagues and Autonomy
Number One Attribute: Quality of Colleagues
78% Satisfaction with collegiality
91.9% Satisfaction with autonomy over course content
94.5% Satisfaction with autonomy over research
Faculty Say They Need Resources to Support Their Work
59.8% Satisfaction with lab/studio space
58.6% Satisfaction with equipment
54.8% Satisfaction with computing and IT support
51.8% Satisfaction with clerical and administrative support
Need for Improvement in Communication of Priorities by:
Chair, Dean, Provost, President