Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning

Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE)

The Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education is a national, research-based initiative designed specifically to understand the job satisfaction of instructional and research faculty. Mason is partnering with COACHE to administer the Faculty Satisfaction and Faculty Retention and Exit surveys.

The COACHE Faculty Satisfaction Survey was administered online from February to April 2019. At Mason, 1,522 full-time instructional and research faculty were invited to the survey and 954 faculty responded to the survey, resulting in a response rate of 63%.

COACHE Faculty Satisfaction Survey: Summary Report and Results

Harvard COACHE provided a Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey Preview Report. The Mason COACHE leadership team conducted further analyses of the data described in an Executive Summary Report. Both reports and survey results are available to full-time faculty and staff. These links will require authentication for access.

The survey results can be opened with any browser but COACHE recommends Chrome v52 and later for optimal viewing. If you have any difficulty accessing the survey results, please contact us at oiep@gmu.edu for support.

Access the Summary Reports and Survey Results

COACHE Results Viewing Resources

To learn how to access and navigate survey results, please use the links below.

Instructions on how to access and navigate survey results

COACHE Dashboard Guide

COACHE YouTube tutorials on the dashboards

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning (OIEP) are data administrators for this project at Mason. Survey results are held in OIEP. OIEP has access to individual level, de-identified data, but only aggregate results are shared with administrators and faculty, and only when there is a sufficient number (at least five) of responses. The de-identified data may be used for future research without additional consent from participants. For information on Mason IRB credentials, please reference IRBNet: 1364078-1.