UIW Named a “2014 Great College to Work For®”

2014GCWFHonorRoll-colorSan Antonio – The University of the Incarnate Word is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The results, released today in The Chronicle’s seventh annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of more than 43,000 employees at 278 colleges and universities.

In all, only 92 of the 278 institutions achieved “Great College to Work For®” recognition for specific best practices and policies. Results are reported for small, medium, and large institutions, with UIW included among the medium universities with 3,000 to 9,999 students. This is the 5th year in a row that UIW has also been selected as an Honor Roll recipient.

“This recognition is particularly gratifying since it has been a consistent response over five years.  I know that this can only been good for ours students and their families,” said Dr. Denise J. Doyle, UIW chancellor.

UIW won honors in 8 categories:

* Collaborative Governance
* Compensation & Benefits
* Confidence in Senior Leadership
* Job Satisfaction
* Professional/Career Development Programs
* Respect & Appreciation
* Teaching Environment
* Tenure Clarity & Process

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.

The survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institutional audit that captured demographics and workplace policies from each institution, and a survey administered to faculty, administrators, and professional support staff. The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received recognition was the employee feedback.

To administer the survey and analyze the results, The Chronicle worked with ModernThink LLC, a strategic human capital consulting firm that has conducted numerous “Best Places to Work” programs, surveying hundreds of thousands of employees nationwide.

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 website at http://chronicle.com/AcademicWorkplace2013.

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

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