Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) Survey


In Spring 2016, faculty across MU participated in the COACHE (Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education) Faculty Job Satisfaction survey. Routinely administered every three years, this most recent survey was conducted in February 2016—a challenging time immediately following changes in university leadership.

In August 2016, COACHE returned the data to MU. In order to examine the results and make key recommendations based upon the data, a faculty committee was formed in conjunction with the Office of Institutional Research and Quality Improvement and the Office of the Provost. This committee met bi-weekly for several months to analyze and process key themes from the survey and develop recommendations for addressing the issues identified. They delivered their final report to the Provost in Spring 2017.

The Provost then appointed two liaisons who will oversee the COACHE implementation and communication processes going forward:

  • Anna Ball, Faculty Fellow for Faculty Development in the Office of the Provost
  • William Wiebold, incoming Faculty Council Chair

Reports specific to individual colleges and schools have been released, and faculty constituent groups are encouraged to begin devising more specific college plans based on the survey results and other division sources.

COACHE Results and Recommendations

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About the COACHE Survey