COACHE Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey

In spring of 2017, UT Austin faculty members were provided the opportunity to reflect on their professional experiences at the university through the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey. COACHE is a national program operating from the Harvard Graduate School of Education since 2003. Through this survey research, the university can compare and benchmark UT Austin faculty job satisfaction with faculty at peer institutions. This survey supports the university's efforts to understand and increase the satisfaction of faculty at all levels, and make UT Austin a great place to work and build an academic career.

Record-level data is anonymized by COACHE before it is provided to IRRIS. Presentations are only provided in aggregate form with cell sizes greater than five to ensure that individual faculty and departments cannot be identified.

Survey Results

best aspects of the university

Best Aspects of the University Experience

Faculty were asked to select the best aspects of their university experience out of a list of 26 aspects.

university quality

University Quality

Faculty were asked a series of items about their overall satisfaction with the university.

department quality

Department Quality

Faculty were asked a series of items about their overall satisfaction with their respective departments.

opportunities for improvement

Opportunities for Improvement

The following survey themes were identified as opportunities for improvement for UT Austin based on faculty responses.