Faculty/Staff Surveys

The Survey Research staff at Office of Institutional Research and Planning conducts the following faculty and staff surveys on a recurring basis:


College of Management class. PHOTO BY ROGER WINSTEAD

  • Collaboration on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) Survey
    The Harvard School of Graduate Education’s COACHE Survey is a national survey that collects information on a wide range issues identified as critical to faculty satisfaction and engagement, and therefore to recruitment and retention efforts. Survey topics include the nature of work in research, teaching, and service; tenure and promotion practices; resources and support; department collegiality, quality, and engagement; governance and leadership; and benefits and compensation. The COACHE survey was originally geared toward pre-tenured faculty, but in 2010 expanded to include tenured faculty. In 2011 NC State participated in a pilot project to survey non-tenure-track faculty as well; in 2012 COACHE began offering all participating institutions an optional module that includes non-tenure-track faculty in their population for the national survey.

     NC State, along with other schools in the UNC system, now participates in the COACHE survey on a triennial basis.

     The COACHE survey has replaced our local Faculty Well-Being Survey (2006), originally intended as an ongoing              survey.


  • Staff Well-Being Survey
    The Staff Well-Being Survey is a locally developed and administered survey of NC State University staff (i.e., all non-administrative, non-faculty employees). Topics include working relationships, communication, leadership, university vision and direction, diversity, work activities, support and professional development, performance evaluation, pay and compensation, campus infrastructure, campus activities, and overall satisfaction. The survey was first administered in 2008, and is intended to be administered about every five years.

For more information on faculty/staff surveys, please contact

Dr. Nancy Whelchel
Director for Survey Research
Office of Institutional Research and Planning
North Carolina State University
Campus Box 7002
Raleigh, NC 27695-7002
Phone: 919-515-4184
Email: nancy_whelchel@ncsu.edu