COACHE Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey

COACHE, based at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is a consortium of institutional leaders working to improve outcomes in faculty recruitment, development, and retention. COACHE developed and administers the COACHE Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey and has published a series of Benchmark Best Practices and Special Reports that feature promising practices from member institutions, including the ways in which COACHE data informed their decisions and strategies.

The next COACHE Survey at Georgetown will launch in February 2022.

Since 2013, Georgetown University has partnered with COACHE to administer the survey to all full-time tenured, tenure-track, and non-tenure track faculty members. Review the latest results, learn about actions Georgetown has taken based on the results, read more about the upcoming survey below.

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Learn More about the Upcoming 2022 Survey

The next survey will launch on February 7, 2022. Invitations will be sent via email to your Georgetown inbox. We are partnering with Harvard to conduct the survey, which ensures that administrators, including the provost, can never be able to associate answers with individual faculty members. We welcome your input throughout the planning and data analysis process by emailing oads@georgetown.edu.

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How Georgetown Uses Results

As noted in this Provost Blog post, the goal of the survey is to identify both our areas of strength and of concern, and to guide our actions for improvement.¬†Survey data will be used to directly engage faculty concerns as Georgetown develops policies and programs. Read more…

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Review the 2020 Survey Results

2020 survey responses from Main Campus faculty were presented to MCEF on June 11, 2021; access the report here (GU login required). (new window)


Topics covered by the COACHE Survey include:

  • Shared Governance
  • Department Engagement, Quality, & Collegiality
  • Appreciation & Recognition
  • Retention & Negotiation
  • COVID-19 Response
  • Nature of Work: Research, Teaching, & Service
  • Resources & Support
  • Interdisciplinary Work, Collaboration, & Mentoring
  • Institutional Leadership
  • Tenure & Promotion

The 2022 Georgetown COACHE Survey is being coordinated by the Office of Assessment & Decision Support (OADS). For more information, contact us at oads@georgeown.edu.