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 that feature promising practices from member institutions, including the ways in which COACHE data informed their decisions and strategies.

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, and read more about the upcoming survey below.

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

How Georgetown Uses COACHE Survey 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.

The 2024 Georgetown COACHE Survey is being coordinated by the Office of Assessment & Decision Support (OADS). For more information, contact us at

Past survey results…

  • Enhanced mentoring of Associate Professors
  • Led to greater clarity for promotion and tenure (e.g., dossier prep guidelines)
  • Increased support for interdisciplinary activities (e.g., new master’s programs)
  • Identified the need for increased communication (e.g., newsletters and usage of websites)
  • Identified low ratings of support for interdisciplinary research, which led to initiatives such as cross-cutting research activities (e.g. tech and society, collaborative professorships)

Review the 2022 and 2020 Survey Results

2022 results for Main Campus combined with Medical Center respondents were presented to MCEF in December 2023; access the report here (GU login required (new window)) (new window). Additional versions of 2022 reports available from OADS upon request.

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