The COACHE Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey is a national survey administered by the Harvard Graduate School of Education that assesses faculty views on a wide range of aspects related to academic life at their institution. With over 300 participating institutions, KU receives results for our institution as well as comparative benchmarking data that helps us identify strengths and areas of concern to inform the development of programs and policies that support faculty in building rewarding careers. 

The questions cover a wide range of aspects of the academic workplace and are clustered into the following key areas: 

  • Nature of Work: Overall, Teaching, Research, and Service 
  • Resources & Support 
  • Benefits 
  • Interdisciplinary Work and Collaboration 
  • Mentoring 
  • Promotion, Tenure, Retention, and Negotiation 
  • Leadership and Governance 
  • Departmental Engagement, Quality, and Collegiality 
  • Work & Personal Life Balance 
  • Appreciation & Recognition 
  • Global Satisfaction and Improvement 

Learn more about COACHE or refer to the COACHE FAQs

Due to a coding error, 105 unclassified academic staff were inadvertently omitted from the COACHE survey invitation list. In partnership with COACHE, we have arranged for this group of academic staff to be surveyed. This group received an invitation to complete the survey through COACHE on December 6. The deadline to complete these surveys was December 20. The results will be integrated into the team’s analyses and recommendations. We felt that institutional investment to extend for the group the missed opportunity to participate in the process was important in our efforts to hear all faculty voices

Data privacy and security are top-most concerns when administering a survey of this nature. COACHE will not use any name or email address for any purposes except for this research. The data provided to KU was received and kept on a secure server by Corinne Bannon, Acting Chief Data Officer and Vice Provost for Analytics, Institutional Research and Effectiveness at KU. No other administrators, staff, or faculty members in positions to make or influence individual faculty personnel decisions will have access to the unit-record data. In order to protect the identities of individuals and departments, no results will be reported with fewer than five respondents. 

Cara Nossaman, Project Manager