As part of the CUNY-wide effort to conduct and utilize results of the COACHE Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey, the College has created this page to address questions our colleagues may have.

Guttman's COACHE Taskforce

The COACHE Taskforce has been charged with dissemination of the report and gathering data that will assist in fostering collaborative dialogue leading to an action plan to address pertinent needs of improvement at the College.  The Taskforce is comprised of the following members:

  • Tara Bahl, Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Nicola Blake, Dean of Faculty Affairs
  • Sebastien Buttet, Associate Professor of Economics and Business
  • Elie Yoesoep, Associate Director of Human Resources
  • Elisa Hertz, Assistant Dean of Institutional Effectiveness & Strategic Planning
  • Ayechia Perez-Cruz, Executive Associate to the Provost (Point Person)

Below are helpful links and developments:

President and Provost’s Message 

Taskforce Communication Plan – Draft

2019 COACHE Survey

Guttman COACHE Survey Report (February 2021)

Official COACHE 2019 Summary 

COACHE 2019 Full Public Report 

Please contact Ayechia Perez-Cruz at via phone at 646-313-8197 or email for support or inquiries.


The Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education is a research-practice partnership and network of peer institutions dedicated to improving outcomes in faculty recruitment, development, and retention. Under COACHE, more than 250 colleges, universities, and state systems have strengthened their capacity to identify the drivers of faculty success and implement informed changes.

Through over a decade of work with senior faculty administrators, COACHE has a unique understanding of faculty needs and the intricacies of life in the collegiate environment. Based on scholarly literature, interviews with faculty, and focus groups with senior academic administrators, the COACHE Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey was crafted by and for academic affairs individuals.

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