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The Collaboration on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE)
2011-2012 Faculty Survey
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The Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) Survey, administered by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is a national survey designed to collect information from pre-tenure and tenured faculty on a range issues identified as critical to their success, and provide peer data to institutions to enhance their recruitment and retention efforts. NC State participated in a pilot study in the 2011-2012 interation to also include non-tenure track faculty. This page points to information about and results from this study.

Reports and Presentations on Results


Executive Summary

Introduction, Research Methods, and Response Rates

Full Report: All Respondents

Questionnaire (A copy of the questionnaire, including frequencies and, when relevant, mean ratings for all respondents to all questions)


Faculty Well-Being Advisory Committee (November 15, 2012)
Dean's Council (November 8, 2012)
Vice Provosts (November 5, 2012)
NTT Faculty Community (October 14, 2013)
Associate Professor's Community (October 30, 2013)

Data Tables

Peer Comparisons
PDF documents with results from NC State pre-tenured and tenured faculty compared to those from our COACHE survey peer group (aggregated results from Clemson University, Kansas State University, Purdue University, SUNY - Albany, and the University of Tennessee)

  • Benchmark Ratings (Overall and by group [tenure status, rank, gender, race/ethnicity])
  • Overall Results for All Survey Items
  • By Tenure Status
  • By Rank
  • By Gender
  • By Race/Ethnicity
  • NC State Results

    Frequencies by Topic
    Separate reports on results from each topical section of the questionnaire, each with frequencies for all respondents and broken out by tenure status, rank, gender, race/ethnicity, citizenship, and administrative responsibilities.

    Mean Ratings

    All Faculty: (PDF documents with mean ratings for all questions, overall and by specified subgroups)

    Pre-tenured and Tenured Faculty: (PDF documents with average ratings for all questions, overall and by specified subgroups)

    Non-Tenure Track Faculty: (PDF documents with average ratings for all questions, overall and by specified subgroups)

    Trend Reports
    Comparisons of results from the 2008 and 2011 COACHE surveys, for NC State pre-tenured faculty only)


    Dr. Betsy E. Brown
    Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
    North Carolina State University
    206 Holladay Hall
    Campus Box 7112
    Raleigh NC 27695-7112
    Phone: 919-513-7741
    Fax: 919-515-1587

    Dr. Nancy Whelchel
    Associate Director for Survey Research
    Office of Institutional Planning and Research
    North Carolina State University
    Campus Box 7002
    Raleigh, NC 27695-7002
    Phone: 919-515-4184

    Return to the OIRP Survey Page

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