COACHE is a collaboration of colleges and universities committed to gathering peer diagnostic and comparative data academic administrators need to recruit, retain, and develop faculty members, who are critical to the long-term future of any institution. The core element of COACHE is an electronic survey specially designed for full-time faculty members to provide information about their experiences at their institutions.
The Tenure-Track Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey and the Tenured Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey ask faculty members to assess their experiences regarding promotion and tenure, the nature of their work, policies and practices, and the general climate, culture and level of collegiality on their campuses. The survey has a national scope in that FSU is one of more than 160 colleges and universities from different parts of the country that have participated in the survey. However, the main reason FSU is participating is that we want to learn more about how faculty members feel about their job at FSU. The COACHE Surveys also provide participating faculty members with a powerful tool to share their thoughts on work/life with academic administrators. Each question in the survey is built to generate a report of not simply "interesting" data, but actionable diagnoses that FSU can use to improve the quality of life of our faculty members.