UIW Named “2012 Great College to Work for”

For the fourth consecutive year, the University of the Incarnate Word has been chosen as one of the “Great Colleges to Work for” in the country, according to a survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.  In addition, for the third consecutive year, UIW is one of only 10 universities nationally to attain the prestigious Honor Roll designation in its size category.

The results, released today in The Chronicle’s fifth annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of more than 46,000 employees at 294 colleges and universities.

In all, only 103 of the 294 institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies. Results are reported for small, medium, and large institutions.  UIW is one of just two four-year universities in Texas that attained the Top 10 Honor Roll designation in the medium-size category (universities with enrollments between 3,000 and 9,999 students).

“This is terrific recognition for UIW,” said President Dr. Lou Agnese.  “It’s a prestigious honor that continues to speak volumes of the positive environment we strive to create at Incarnate Word.”

UIW won honors in the following categories this year:

Collaborative Governance; Professional/Career Development Programs; Teaching Environment (faculty only); Job Satisfaction; Respect and Appreciation; Tenure Clarity & Process (faculty only/4-year only).

The Chronicle is the nation’s most important source of news about colleges and universities. “The institutions that the Great Colleges program recognizes provide innovative educational experiences – while also offering their employees outstanding workplace experiences – and we are eager to help readers learn more about them,” said Liz McMillen, The Chronicle’s editor.

Founded in 1881 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, UIW is the largest Catholic university in the state and the fourth largest private university in Texas.  UIW’s main campus is located in prestigious Alamo Heights, with additional locations throughout San Antonio and Corpus Christi; campuses in China and México; and a new academic site in historic Heidelberg, Germany.  Nearly 80 degrees are offered to the over 8,400 students at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels.  UIW is an educational ministry of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word.

For more information, contact Debra Del Toro, UIW director of public relations, at (210) 829-6001  or ddeltoro@uiwtx.edu.

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