Tulane is a member of the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE), a consortium of over 160 colleges, universities and systems across North America committed to making the academic workplace more attractive and equitable for faculty. COACHE is based at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and is now supported completely by its members. Tulane regularly participates in its survey of Faculty Job Satisfaction.
The results of the 2018 COACHE project are forthcoming.
The survey results shed light on actionable issues facing faculty, which informs both policy and programming to improve quality of life for faculty at Tulane. In 2008, COACHE results indicated a desire among junior faculty for better professional development opportunities. The Office of Academic Affairs utilized this feedback during the development and implementation of a multi-phase faculty development initiative that included sponsorship of a grant writing workshop. In 2011, Tulane was recognized for its strengths in the area of departmental leadership. The 2015 results led to a new series of faculty mentoring initiatives.