COACHE Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey – Participation Helps Advance Faculty Success

February 5, 2024

Dear Colleagues,

This week, you will be invited to participate in an important faculty survey that will help us better understand faculty job satisfaction – areas of faculty concern, areas of success and challenges facing our faculty as a whole. This survey research is part of a national research partnership called the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE), which has been operating from the Harvard Graduate School of Education since 2003. This is Baylor’s second use of the COACHE survey. It was administered in 2020 with great success, and in the three years following, faculty and University administration worked together to implement significant improvements in key areas identified through the survey.

Participation will entail completing an approximately 25-minute, web-based survey. Your unique link to the survey will be emailed to you from COACHE. The COACHE team will not use any name or email address for any purposes other than this research.

While there are many surveys that faculty are asked to complete, this one was designed entirely to determine current job satisfaction compared to faculty at peer institutions. Your views are especially important to us as we strive to attract and retain outstanding scholars and teachers, increase the satisfaction of all faculty, and make Baylor University a great place to work.

The survey is completely confidential and will be handled through the COACHE project team at Harvard. Baylor will not receive any raw data. Your privacy will be maintained in all published and written data, and your identity will be carefully protected in all information, including the summary analysis that COACHE will share with the University. To protect the identity of individuals and smaller groups of faculty, results will be reported in aggregate. No reports will be provided for groups of less than five respondents.

We welcome this opportunity to continue to learn from a national, independent, research-driven, comparative study. We believe that Baylor has the potential to grow even stronger as one of the best places for faculty to work, and with your help we can learn how to fully support that goal. However, data from the Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey will be meaningful only if we have broad participation.

When the survey launches, you will receive an e-mail from COACHE (, directing you to the online survey. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Baylor’s COACHE Committee Chairs Forest Kim at or Gaynor Yancey at, or the Harvard COACHE team at

Thank you in advance for participating in this important survey.


Nancy Brickhouse, Ph.D.