Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE)
New: Spring 2019 Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey Results Available
What is COACHE?
COACHE at the Harvard Graduate School of Education is a research-practice partnership and network of peer institutions dedicated to improving outcomes in faculty recruitment, development, and retention. Under COACHE, more than 300 colleges, universities, and state systems have strengthened their capacity to identify the drivers of faculty success and implement informed changes. Through over a decade of collaboration with senior faculty administrators, COACHE has a unique understanding of faculty needs and the intricacies of life in higher education.
The other reason that COACHE makes sense is that it gives us the opportunity to benchmark ourselves with other institutions. No other research study offers comparative data on this issue. The peer data can help us understand where our strengths in faculty retention lie and where we have more work to do. (For a full list of the universities that have partnered with COACHE since its founding in 2005, visit the COACHE website.)