Upon completion of survey administration, and after a brief period for analysis and formatting, COACHE partners receive a personalized Institutional Report designed to be a diagnostic tool for senior academic administrators and faculty leaders. It provides internal and external benchmarks and data on actionable matters:
- Results are presented in simple prose, as well as in tables, charts, and intuitive visual displays;
- Data are disaggregated by gender, race/ethnicity, rank (where applicable), academic area and, for returning members, longitudinally;
- All analyses include statistical comparisons with national and peer groups;
- We report comments (redacted for privacy) by faculty in response to open-ended questions;
- For maximum analytical flexibility, institutions may request a unit-record data file (with acceptance of IRB-approved terms of confidentiality).
Many partners have posted their reports online for public viewing. See "How Partners Use COACHE" for examples. You may also contact us for the most up-to-date information on forthcoming report formats.
State System and Consortium Reports
State higher education systems, coordinating boards, and consortia receive additional analytical services in the form of system-specific survey questions, system-wide comparative analysis, disaggregated results at a level not possible at single campuses, presentations and workshops following delivery of reports, and more. Contact us for more information.
COACHE staff are constantly striving to improve the manner in which institutional survey results can be communicated to presidents, provosts, deans, IR directors, NSF ADVANCE Principal Investigators, and anyone else who might be a "consumer" of information critical to faculty recruitment and retention. Several of our member institutions have requested the following custom reports:
- Results by gender among faculty in STEM fields, and compared to faculty in non-STEM departments, both within an institution and compared to Carnegie peers
- A comparison of those faculty who have participated in Teaching & Learning programs and those who have not
- An analysis of results by citizenship (i.e., US citizens vs. non-US citizens)
- A comparison of means by school/college, and by gender within each division, to highlight (and disseminate) successes upon which deans and division heads could act
- A three-page synopsis in narrative form of an institution's COACHE "big picture," including analysis of non-COACHE data and recommendations for improving results
Beyond delivery of reports, though, the Collaborative is your resource--a data analysis "shop"--to answer any questions you or your institution's leaders have about the COACHE data or how to respond to it. We collect responses on many institution- and respondent-level variables for just this purpose.