Faculty Job Satisfaction

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.

View the COACHE working group's recommendations and priorities (NetID required) based on the COACHE survey responses and data.

Survey Response

  • 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:

    Person demographics
    48% women
    52% men
    People demographics
    32% Faculty of Color
    68% White
    Faculty demographics
    12% Pre-Tenure
    27% Non-Tenure Track
    61% Tenured

Survey Data

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.

2019 COACHE Survey Data Portal

A valid NetID and password are required to access the portal.