About the 2020 COACHE Survey

COACHE Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey

The Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) in 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. The COACHE survey is comprehensive in scope: survey topics include research, service, teaching, facilities, resources, policies, benefits, collaborative work, mentoring, tenure and promotion, leadership, institutional governance, shared governance, collegiality, and recognition

In the spring of 2020, the Baylor faculty had the opportunity to complete the Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey which provided actionable data about the conditions, the environment, policies and practices that support faculty doing their best work.

Task Force on Faculty Job Satisfaction

Provost Nancy Brickhouse convened a task force on faculty job satisfaction in fall of 2019 and charged the group to determine the relative satisfaction of Baylor faculty. This  has enabled the Provost to better understand faculty experiences across ranks and classifications, and guide the Institution in the implementation of Illuminate, the University’s academic strategic plan.

The task force will:

  1. Identify areas of faculty satisfaction and dissatisfaction by administering a Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey created by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE);
  2. Develop and implement a communication strategy, for introducing COACHE to the Baylor faculty community and disseminating results;
  3. Customize additional survey questions that address Baylor specific elements of work life; and
  4. Recommend evidence-based initiatives and responsive programs and resources.

The survey launched nationally and at Baylor on February 10, 2020.

Task Force Members:

  • Lauren Barron, College of Arts & Sciences (Medical Humanities)
  • Andrea Dixon, Hankamer School of Business (Marketing)
  • Derek Dodson, College of Arts & Sciences (Religion)
  • Karen Kemp, Baylor Marketing & Communications
  • Horace Maxile, School of Music (Music Theory)
  • Jon Singletary, Dean, School of Social Work
  • James Stamey, College of Arts & Sciences (Statistics)
  • Meaghan Wheelis, Institutional Research and Testing
  • John Wood, College of Arts & Sciences (Chemistry and Biochemistry)
  • Co-Chairs
    • Jason MacGregor, Hankamer School of Business (Accounting), Co-Chair
    • Lenore Wright, Honors College (BIC), Co-Chair
  • Ex-Officio
    • Brian Raines, College of Arts & Sciences (Mathematics and Dean’s Office) and Chair, Faculty Senate, ex-officio
    • Lori Baker, College of Arts & Sciences (Anthropology) and Office of the Provost, ex-officio

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