In the Spring of 2019, eligible OWU faculty were invited to complete the Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey created by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) based in the Harvard Graduate School of Education. This survey focuses on actionable data that can support changes intended to improve the academic workplace. The results are not intended as an institutional scorecard. Instead, the results are intended to spark discussion that then leads to meaningful action and improvement.

Quick Start

Comparison Groups

OWU survey results are presented relative to two groups called the comparison cohort and the peers. The comparison cohort includes 16 COACHE partners who identify as generally similar to OWU. The institutions in the comparison cohort are selected by COACHE. The peers were selected by OWU from the list of institutions in the comparison cohort. 

Comparison Cohort

  • Amherst College
  • Babson College
  • Barnard College
  • Bates College
  • Colby College
  • Colgate College
  • Hamilton College
  • Harvey Mudd College
  • Kenyon College
  • Manhattan College
  • Merrimack College
  • Middlebury College
  • Occidental College 
  • Saint Mary's College of Maryland
  • The University of the South
  • University of North Carolina - Ashville

Peers

  • Babson College
  • Kenyon College
  • Merrimack College
  • Occidental College
  • Saint Mary's College of Maryland

Response Rates

The COACHE results summarize the findings from the 75% of eligible individuals who chose to complete the survey. The OWU response rate was higher than all of our peers by approximately 12.8 percentage points. The table below summarizes response rates by tenure status, rank, gender, and race. COACHE recommends that that we keep in mind how large or small each subgroups' representation is among the survey responses. 

More Help Navigating Survey

The survey results are provided through a website that summarizes the data on the following pages: Dashboard at a Glance, Benchmarks Dashboard, Divisional Analysis, Thematic Breakouts, and Best and Worst Aspects, Improving Workplace, and Other Global Views / Text Responses. The videos below provide help navigating and understanding the survey results in each of these areas.