Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey


The UT Austin Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey is managed by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE).

COACHE is a national program operating from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. This faculty job satisfaction survey research allows the university to understand faculty satisfaction and climate issues, and compare them with faculty at peer institutions.

The survey was administered in Spring 2017 for the first time, and in Spring 2020 for the second time. COACHE will be distributed to all faculty once again in February 2023 and will remain open for approximately two months.

The survey will be sent to all tenured and tenure-track faculty and to all professional-track faculty members who have at least 50% appointments.  Faculty members at Dell Med and those with visiting and emeritus titles will not be sent the survey.

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Frequently Asked Questions about COACHE

The survey is administered to all non-tenure, tenure-track, and tenured faculty (excluding special case titles, like visiting professor, and excluding non-tenure faculty who teach less than 50% of the time). The survey is not yet administered to Dell Medical School faculty.

The data is collected by the Harvard Graduate School of Education. After collection, Harvard removes all identifying information from the data and sends it to UT Austin’s Office of Institutional Reporting, Research and Information Systems (IRRIS). The data is stored on a secure server managed by IRRIS. At UT Austin, only IRRIS can have access to and analyze the data.

  • IRRIS will create aggregate reports of the data that will be shared with UT Austin faculty and academic leadership to suport evidence-based decision making across the university.
  • Cell sizes less than five will never be shared in any summary reports to ensure data anonymity.
  • Results will be shared on the IRRIS website and presented to faculty at various council meetings.
  • Additional presentations of the results or ad-hoc analyses can be conducted. Send these requests to Gina Magharious, Survey Coordinator of IRRIS, at gmagharious@austin.utexas.edu.
IRRIS Website

For the most up-to-date information on the Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey with details on faculty incentives and survey open dates, check out the official university COACHE website.

2020 Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey

Results from COACHE survey administered for the 2019-20 academic year.

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2017 Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey

Results from COACHE survey administered for the 2016-17 academic year.

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Interact with the Data

Interactive and aggregate summaries of the 2020 Faculty Job Satisfaction data

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