Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education
A national effort coordinated through the Harvard Graduate School of Education to gather data and feedback on areas of institutional strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities.
A Letter from the Provost
We are proud to announce that LSU has officially partnered with the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) to field a faculty job satisfaction survey. COACHE, operated by the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, is a powerful instrument that aims to help universities assess and improve faculty retention and satisfaction, benchmarked against peer institutions.
Your participation in this survey will allow us to identify and collectively address areas of concern, ensuring that LSU faculty members are valued and that our institutional priorities align with faculty needs. To accomplish this, we need to hear from you.
COACHE will send the survey to all eligible faculty the week of Feb. 8. We appreciate your honest feedback; therefore, all responses are confidential, and LSU academic administrators will never have access to de-identified data.
Starting immediately, the three-year partnership will include the implementation of a survey, a diagnostic report and ongoing consultations with the COACHE team. The survey will address a wide array of themes, from policies and procedures to recruiting and retention, with the ultimate goal of providing data-driven feedback to the institution.
COACHE will provide reports to the LSU Core Committee in fall 2021. Upon review by the committee, the results and plans for next steps will be shared with the faculty.
I am thankful to the LSU COACHE Core committee members for their hard work and dedication as we work to launch this initiative for the first time at LSU.
As always, thank you for all that you do to ensure we accomplish our mission of scholarship, teaching and service.
Executive Vice President & Provost
J.W. Annison, Jr. Alumni Professor