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Vanderbilt has once again partnered with the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) to identify the drivers of faculty success, implement informed changes, and continue applying Vanderbilt’s guiding principles of trust, transparency and teamwork at every turn. The web-based COACHE survey is designed for full-time, VU-employed faculty (excluding faculty in their first year at Vanderbilt as well as full-time academic administrators). Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente recently informed faculty about the survey via email and the survey has been sent to faculty. The survey should take approximately 25 minutes to complete. The survey closed on Friday, April 10, 2020.

Please continue to access this page for any updates and new information throughout the survey process.


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2020 COACHE Faculty Job Satisfaction Surveys – FAQs


For more information on the COACHE survey, we encourage you to visit the faculty FAQs on COACHE’s website, which includes many commonly-asked questions and answers about the survey.


For any other questions, please contact the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at


Why is Vanderbilt participating in the COACHE survey?

Vanderbilt University seeks to create a community in which all members are valued, supported and respected. Regular feedback from all members of the community helps to ensure that the university is meeting the needs of the community. Part of this feedback loop includes regular surveys of students, faculty, staff and postdoctoral fellows. The university is also undertaking a staff engagement survey in spring 2020, part of overall efforts to engage with the Vanderbilt community and always move forward in pursuit of Vanderbilt’s academic mission.


Will my answers be anonymous/confidential?

COACH ensures absolute confidentiality of all responses by faculty. Vanderbilt will not receive the raw data; Vanderbilt administration and faculty instead will receive aggregate statistical analyses of the responses.


Learn more about the anonymity of responses to the COACHE faculty job satisfaction survey.


What if I don’t get the email from COACHE with the link to my survey?

The Office of the Provost has worked with VUIT to ensure that COACHE emails with the survey do not get caught up in spam filters.


The survey will go to all full-time, VU-employed faculty, with the exception of faculty in their first year at Vanderbilt and full-time academic administrators.


If you believe you should have received a survey link from COACHE, but you haven’t yet received it, please contact the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at


My link to the survey doesn’t work. What should I do?

Visit the FAQ from COACHE about tips for accessing the link. If you are still unable to resolve the issue with the link, please contact the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at


How long will the survey take?

The survey will take approximately 25 minutes to complete.


What is the deadline for the survey?

The COACHE survey closed on Friday, April 10.