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UMKC Participating in Harvard COACHE Survey to Assess Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty Experiences

Tenured and tenure track faculty have an important opportunity to participate in a survey of faculty job satisfaction. While there are many surveys that faculty are asked to complete, this one was designed to determine your current job satisfaction compared to faculty at our peer institutions. 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.

We welcome this opportunity to learn from an independent, research-driven, comparative study. We believe that UMKC 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. Participation entails completing a 25-minute, web-based survey. If you are a tenured or tenure track faculty member, you should have received an e-mail from COACHE (, directing you to the online survey. The survey is easy to complete. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Dr. Larry Bunce at or 816-235-1045, or COACHE at A list of FAQs about COACHE and the survey may be found at:

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 the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) a great place to work.

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