Old Dominion University is undergoing a multi-year improvement cycle through the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) Faculty Satisfaction process. Learn more about this process and keep up-to-date with the latest here.

COACHE studies the work lives of faculty, gathering data that can help administrators create a better faculty experience. Studies are conducted in partnership with college and university leaders in both faculty and administration.


Led by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, a national leader in assessing institutions of higher education, the survey assesses key aspects of the faculty experience. Survey results are used to inspire concrete actions and improvements.

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Areas Assessed

  • Teaching
  • Service
  • Research
  • Tenure and Promotion
  • Departmental engagement
  • Collegiality
  • And more

COACHE at Harvard

A research-practice partnership and network of peer institutions dedicated to improving outcomes in faculty recruitment, development, and retention. More than 300 colleges, universities, and state systems have used COACHE data to identify strengths and introduce change.

Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment

Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment (IE&A) collaborates with and supports leadership, faculty, and staff with evaluating and assessing activities and making evidence-based improvements.


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