Results from the 2021-2022 COACHE Survey & Focus Groups
Areas of Strength
- 92% satisfaction among UNT faculty with functioning of clinical locations*
- 84% satisfaction among UNT faculty with ability to provide high quality health care*
- 61% satisfaction among UNT faculty with space of clinical care*
More UNT faculty endorse positive statements about UNT resources and support compared to peer institutions. More than 90% report satisfaction with the functioning of clinical locations, 84% report satisfaction with ability to provide high-quality health care, and 61% report satisfaction with the space of clinical care.
UNT faculty also report satisfaction with the availability of supplies for client practice (69%), computing and technical support (69%), library resources (72%), and their office (68%).
Other Areas of Strength
The majority of NTT faculty report satisfaction with office equipment (65%), computing and technical support (76%), library resources, (74%) and clerical or administrative support (66%). NTT faculty also report satisfaction with health benefits (73%), ability to provide high-quality health care (77%), and the functioning of clinical locations (88%).
Areas of Growth
- 53% satisfaction among Asian faculty with their health benefits*
- 49% satisfaction among FOC with health benefits for their families
- 47% satisfaction among FOC with their retirement benefits
More than half of Asian faculty report satisfaction with health benefits (53%). Less than half of FOC report satisfaction with health benefits for their families (49%) and retirement benefits (47%).
Recommendations and Resources
Some faculty groups, including NTT and URM faculty, identified some areas of concern including salaries, professional development opportunities, and infrastructure to support growing teaching loads. The Steering Committee recommends:
- Discussions between UNT administration and the NTT Faculty Resource Group to focus on NTT faculty concerns and to identify action plans.
- Increase support for professional development and encourage participation by URM and NTT faculty.
- Faculty can review UNT’s commitment and work to date on ensuring equitable salary reviews and adjustments .
- Develop mechanisms to assign value to the unrecognized workload that falls on URM faculty. Faculty Success and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will feature Dr. KerryAnn O’Meara, professor of higher education at the University of Maryland at College Park, to hold two workshops in the 2022-2023 academic year on workload equity and faculty evaluation equity.
- A resource that supports the well-being of UNT faculty and staff is the Employee Assistance Program.
*= UNT Outshines Peers
NOTE: FOC: Faculty of Color (non-White faculty); NTT= Non-Tenure Track; URM = underrepresented minority (Black and LatinX)