Collaborative On Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE)
Kent State University has participated in the COACHE Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey since 2015. This national survey, led by a research initiative operating from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, represents a collective of institutions committed to collecting the data necessary to recruit, retain, and enhance the work experiences of faculty. Unlike other climate studies at Kent State that have focused on faculty, students and staff, COACHE focuses on uniquely faculty issues, delving into topics like support for teaching, research and service, shared governance, and appreciation and recognition for their work.
Message from the Provost:
Thank you to all the full-time faculty from all campuses who participated in the Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey that was conducted from February to April 2022. A Kent State COACHE Advisory Group, which consists of faculty and administrators from across the university, has been working to analyze the results of the survey to inform and improve the lives of Kent State Faculty. For benchmark reporting purposes, a cohort of 84 COACHE partners was identified by COACHE as similar to our institution and five peer institutions were selected by the Advisory Group. The infographic below depicts an overview of the survey results.
At Kent State we are committed to continuous improvement. Our outstanding faculty are a valuable resource, and we are dedicated to faculty success. I also sincerely thank the academic community at large for their work and participation in the outcomes of the survey that were identified as institutional strengths. The concerns identified are opportunities for our dedicated team of faculty and faculty administrators to work together to improve the work life for all Kent State faculty. We will continue to create programs, strategies, and opportunities to enhance the work life of faculty.
Melody Tankersley, Ph.D. (she/her)
Senior Vice President and Provost
Any questions about the COACHE survey or process can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.