The Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) is a research-practice partnership based in the Harvard Graduate School of Education. COACHE studies the work lives of faculty with a focus on actionable data to support academic administrators. Studies are conducted in partnership with college and university leaders (both faculty and administrative) with an emphasis on using the data collected to improve the academic workplace.
In line with recommendations from the Commission for the Next Generation of Faculty, Georgia State is using the COACHE survey and improvement process to address multiple indicators of faculty satisfaction to improve recruitment, retention and engagement. This especially includes efforts to improve these factors for underrepresented minority (URM) faculty.
The survey covers the following standard questions, plus a custom set of questions asked for Georgia State’s survey:
- Nature of Work
- Resources and Support
- Cross-Silo Work and Mentorship
- Tenure and Promotion
- Institutional Leadership
- Shared Governance
- The Department
- Appreciation and Recognition
- Retention and Negotiation
Custom for Georgia State
- Overall satisfaction
- Experience of diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Service requirements
This effort is a multi-year improvement process, and you can learn more about the timeline here.
A results summary is available here. Faculty have access to full quantitative data through iCollege.
There is both a university-level action plan to address the findings and needs identified by the survey. Colleges, schools and institutes were also directed to create action plans at their own unit level, addressing the unique needs of each unit. You can learn more about the university level plan here. Our plan is below.
Our unit-level plan is available through the link below.
Yes. The Office of the Provost has requested that units update their faculty through their unit-level websites. You will find updates, progress reports, and other relevant information through this website and other communications channels for our school in the future.
University-level updates are available at the COACHE at Georgia State website.
Get more information about COACHE at Georgia State, including a summary of results, timeline, presentations, university-level updates, and the university plan below, along with a helpful link to the Office of Faculty Affairs.