The Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE), administered by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is a national survey designed to collect information from faculty (tenured, pre-tenured, and professional track) on a range of issues identified as critical to their success, and to provide peer data to institutions to enhance their recruitment and retention efforts. This page points to information about and results from this study. Additional reports and presentations will be added as they become available.
- Survey Overview and Summary of Findings
Slides providing background information, Spring 2021 results overall and by subgroups, trends, and benchmark comparisons
Reports on Results
A 2-page visualization with key findings.
- Introduction, Research Methods, and Response Rates
- Executive Summary
A summary of results for faculty overall, including peer comparisons and trends.
- Demographic / Job Characteristics Comparisons
A narrative report with detailed results highlighting notable differences in ratings by tenure status, rank, gender and race/ethnicity.
- Benchmark Report
A narrative report with detailed results organized by COACHE benchmarks, including overall results, peer comparisons, trends, and comparisons by NC State demographic groups.
An interactive dashboard with COACHE trend data (2011, 2015, 2018, and 2021 administrations), filterable by year, tenure track status (tenure track, professional track), tenure status (tenure track only; tenured vs pre-tenured), rank (tenure track faculty only; full, associate, assistant), gender and race/ethnicity.
PDF documents with frequencies of results for all questions, for faculty overall and separately for tenure track and professional track faculty
- Average Ratings
PDF documents comparing the average ratings between subgroups of faculty (i.e., by tenure track status, tenure status, rank, gender, and race/ethnicity)
- Peer Comparisons
PDF documents with results from NC State pre-tenured, tenured, and non-tenure track faculty (overall and by sub-groups) compared to those from our COACHE survey peer group (aggregated results from Iowa State University, Purdue University, UC-Davis, University of Maryland, and Virginia Tech
PDF documents comparing the average ratings from the Spring 2021 COACHE survey to those from the Spring 2018 survey, for faculty overall, by tenure track status, tenure status, rank, gender, and race/ethnicity
- NC State Campus-Specific Questions: Average Ratings and Frequencies
PDF documents with results from the campus-specific questions: 1) the overall average ratings as well as for subgroups of faculty (i.e., by tenure track status, tenure status, rank, gender, and race/ethnicity), and 2) frequencies of responses for faculty overall, tenure track faculty, and professional track faculty.
- COACHE COVID-Related Questions: Average Ratings and Frequencies
In the Spring 2021 survey, COACHE included a series of questions to get feedback from faculty on the institution’s response to the COVID pandemic. This PDF document provides results from NC State faculty overall for those questions.
- COACHE Faculty Satisfaction Questionnaire
- COACHE COVID Questions (In Spring 2021, COACHE added a series of questions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.)
- NC State Campus-Specific Questions
All data in these reports come from the COACHE Faculty Satisfaction Survey, a national survey administered by the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Recommended Citation for use of materials in the presentations, reports, and data tables on this page:
Institutional Strategy and Analysis. (2021). 2021 COACHE Faculty Satisfaction Survey: [Name of Report]. NC State University. Retrieved [date] from [report url].
For more information on the COACHE Faculty Satifaction Survey, contact:
Institutional Strategy and Analysis
NC State University
Phone: (919) 515-4184