San Antonio – For the seventh consecutive year, the University of the Incarnate Word has been named one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The results, released today in The Chronicle’s annual report on The Academic Workplace that gauges specific best practices and policies, are based on a national survey of colleges and universities. Results are reported for small, medium, and large institutions. UIW is included among the medium universities, which is reserved for institutions with 3,000 to 9,999 students. In addition, this is the 6th consecutive year that UIW has received the prestigious Honor Roll designation.

“This is affirmation of the positive campus environment we’ve created for our employees and students,” said President Dr. Lou Agnese. “It’s gratifying recognition for both UIW and San Antonio.” 

 UIW won honors in 9 categories:

  • Collaborative Governance
  • Confidence in Senior Leadership
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Professional/Career Development
  • Respect and Appreciation
  • Teaching Environment
  • Tenure Clarity and Process
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Honor Roll

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,” 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.

 “The Chronicle’s Great Colleges program provides readers with important information about the colleges and institutions we cover,” McMillen said. “We are eager to help readers learn more about them.”

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/AW15.

 
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CONTACT:    Margaret Garcia, associate director communications & marketing, (210) 829-6001, mlgarci2@uiwtx.edu