UIW Named a “2013 Great College to Work For”

2013GCWFHonorRoll-colorSan Antonio – For the fifth consecutive year, the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) 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 fourth consecutive year, UIW is one of only 30 four-year universities nationally to attain the prestigious Honor Roll designation in its size category.

The results, released in The Chronicle’s sixth annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of more than 44,000 employees at 300 colleges and universities that gauges specific best practices and policies. The 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 positive affirmation of the type of environment we’ve worked hard to create for our employees and students,” said President Dr. Lou Agnese. “It’s gratifying recognition not just for UIW, but also San Antonio.”

UIW won honors in the following categories this year: Collaborative Governance, Job Satisfaction,
Professional/Career Development Programs, Respect and Appreciation, Teaching Environment
Tenure Clarity and Process.

“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.

Great Colleges to Work For is one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country. For more information and to view all the results of the survey, visit The Chronicle’s Web site at http://chronicle.com/AcademicWorkplace2013.

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; a campus in México; and a new academic site in historic Heidelberg, Germany. Nearly 80 degrees are offered to the over 9000 students at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels. UIW is an educational ministry of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word.

CONTACT: Margaret Garcia, UIW associate director of public relations, (210) 829-6001, mlgarci2@uiwtx.edu

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