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Vanderbilt University recognizes that the core strength of an institution of higher education is its faculty.  To learn more about faculty satisfaction, Vanderbilt has partnered with the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) to survey Vanderbilt faculty on their perceptions of the workplace and the support provided by the university. The results allow the university to evaluate our practices and implement improvements informed by these data. The COACHE survey was first administered in spring 2016 and will be administered for a second time in spring 2020.

The Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness and the Office of Faculty Affairs in the Provost’s Office support the administration and reporting of results of the COACHE survey at Vanderbilt.  The Office of the Provost works closely with the deans of the colleges and schools and with the faculty to develop and implement action items that respond to what we learn from the COACHE survey.  Questions about the survey can be sent to