COACHE Faculty Satisfaction Survey
The Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education, or COACHE, based at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is a consortium of over 250 colleges and universities committed to making the academic workplace more attractive and equitable for all faculty. The core component of COACHE is a faculty satisfaction survey specially designed for to provide information about faculty experience at their institution.
At Iowa State, the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost administers the COACHE survey every four years. We use the survey results and participant feedback to assess needs and to implement future best practices with regard to hiring, promotion, retention, campus climate, and diversity. The institutional data reports provide Iowa State leaders with a powerful tool to increase the quality of work-life for our faculty; to advance a reputation as a great place for faculty to work; to provoke better questions from and more informed decisions by prospective faculty; and to generate ideas and initiatives from faculty that enrich and expand the range of possible improvements.