Inaugural COACHE Survey
In the spring of 2019, Rutgers University–New Brunswick partnered with the Harvard Graduate School of Education Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) to conduct a faculty job satisfaction survey. COACHE is a consortium of over 250 colleges and universities, committed to improving the academic workplace. The survey evaluates faculty perceptions in the following themes:
- Nature of Work: Research, Service, and Teaching
- Resources and Support
- Interdisciplinary Work, Collaboration, and Mentoring
- Tenure and Promotion
- Institutional Leadership
- Shared Governance
- Departmental Engagement, Quality, and Collegiality
- Appreciation and Recognition
- Retention and Negotiation
- Diversity & Inclusion
The broad goal of this inaugural survey is to identify areas of strength and concern to inform decisions as we assess needs and work to improve key areas that are critical to faculty success. The survey provide actionable data which will be used as a baseline to measure change.
- Eligible participants included all full time tenured, tenure-track, and non-tenure track faculty members.
- We received 779 survey responses of the 2081 eligible survey population (37% response rate).
Survey Respondent Demographics:48% women
52% men32% Faculty of Color
68% White12% Pre-Tenure
27% Non-Tenure Track
PDFs highlighting key results of the survey can be found at the menu on the right. The Office of the Provost has collaborated with the Office of Institutional Research and Planning to create an interactive portal where faculty can explore the survey data. Faculty and administrators are encouraged to review our survey results and provide feedback.
A valid NetID and password are required to access the portal.