Beginning on Feb. 5, 2024, Georgia Tech is scheduled to participate in a survey of faculty job satisfaction, and we hope that you will take part. This survey is part of a national program called the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE), which operates from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
There are many faculty surveys, but the COACHE survey, in particular, is designed to determine current job satisfaction compared to faculty peer institutions. We welcome this opportunity to learn from an independent, research-driven, comparative study. Your perspectives are important to us as we strive to attract and retain the best and brightest scholars and instructors, increase the satisfaction of all faculty, and continue to make Georgia Tech a great place to work.
The Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty has launched a COACHE Faculty Advisory Committee that will convene to analyze the report data and make recommendations. However, data from the Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey will be meaningful only if we have broad participation.
The survey will take less than 30 minutes, and we encourage all eligible faculty to take part.
If you are eligible to participate, you will receive an e-mail the week of Feb. 5 - 9 from COACHE (firstname.lastname@example.org), directing you to the online survey via a unique link.
Georgia Tech academic and research faculty who have been employed by the Institute for at least one year are eligible to participate.
Faculty not eligible to participate are new faculty (first year of employment), faculty in their terminal year of employment, and senior administrators such as deans, associate deans, provosts, and associate provosts (school chairs are eligible).
It is important to note that we will partner with COACHE to ensure that all responses are confidential. COACHE will not use any names or email addresses for purposes other than this research. They will disseminate survey results with data disaggregated by race, gender, rank, and tenure status so that individual faculty and individual departments cannot be identified.
Past COACHE Survey Participation
Georgia Tech last participated in the COACHE survey during the 2016-2017 academic year. If you would like to read the report from that year, you can access a .pdf version, here.