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COACHE Survey of Faculty Job Satisfaction

The Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) survey asks faculty at colleges and universities nationwide to assess their experiences regarding promotion and tenure, the nature of work, institutional policies and practices, and the climate, culture, and level of collegiality on their campuses. The project aims to provide university administrators with actionable information to improve faculty recruitment and retention efforts. 

Virginia Tech participated in COACHE in 2007, 2009, 2012, and 2017. In 2007 and 2009, only pre-tenure faculty were surveyed. The 2012 survey was distributed to all instructional and research faculty, and the 2017 survey was distributed to all instructional faculty. Responses from Virginia Tech faculty are compared with faculty at five selected peer institutions and the entire population of research university respondents. 

Findings from the 2017 COACHE survey were presented at the 2018 Advancing Diversity workshop and will be shared with various constituencies on campus during the 2017-18 academic year. Presentation slides will be posted on this page as they become available.

Findings from the 2012-13 COACHE survey were shared with deans, department heads, promotion and tenure committee members, pre-tenure faculty, and others during the 2013-14 academic year.

Highlights of the 2009-10 COACHE survey responses were shared with the Virginia Tech community during the fall 2010 and spring 2011 semesters.

Highlights of Virginia Tech's 2007 responses were shared with new department heads and university leaders and promotion and tenure committee chairs