UIW Named a “2016 Great College to Work For”

March 29, 2019

San Antonio – For the eighth consecutive year, the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) 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 in The Chronicle’s annual report on The Academic Workplace that gauges specific best practices and policies, are based on a national survey of 281 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 7th consecutive year that UIW has received the prestigious Honor Roll designation.

“Our team members make the University of the Incarnate Word a great place to work. Many are drawn to our Mission, which is built on the values of our founding congregation, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. They’re motivated by the values and also the opportunity to have a positive impact on others. The result is that our team members do great work every day because ours is a community that values everyone,” said Dr. Louis J. Agnese, Jr., UIW president.

UIW won honors in 11 categories:

  • Collaborative Governance
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Confidence in Senior Leadership
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Professional/Career Development
  • Respect and Appreciation
  • Supervisor/Department Chair Relationship
  • Teaching Environment
  • Tenure Clarity and Process
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Honor Roll

 “… The Chronicle’s Great Colleges to Work For program is well known as a mark of a college or university that puts thought and effort into serving the needs of its faculty and staff,” said Liz McMillen, editor of The Chronicle. “The colleges and universities that make the list are highly rated by their employees for creating great working environments, an important achievement that helps them recruit top academic and administrative talent.”

The survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institutional audit that captured demographics and workplace policies, 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.

“It’s easier to be a great workplace during good times, but it’s when times are tough that the commitment to workplace quality really gets tested,” said Richard K. Boyer, principal and managing partner, ModernThink LLC. “And those institutions that measure up during times of economic hardship reinforce their already strong cultures and put even more distance between them and their peer institutions for whom they compete for talent.”

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/AW16.


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


About UIW: With over 130 years of tradition the University of the Incarnate Word is committed to educational excellence in a context of faith in Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Word of God. UIW programs constitute a liberal education that fosters a well-grounded intellectual resilience, a disposition toward lifelong learning, and an acceptance of responsibility for the ethical consequences of our ideas and actions. UIW is the largest Catholic university in the state and the third largest private institution in Texas based on global enrollment. At UIW, we are committed to shaping good minds of strong character that will expand our world, and our universe. UIW’s student body of nearly 11,000 students can choose from almost 90 degrees offered at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. With a beautiful main campus in the heart of San Antonio’s Alamo Heights, UIW has locations throughout San Antonio, South and Central Texas, two campuses in Mexico and a European Study Center in Heidelberg, Germany.  UIW is a leader in international education, with 140 “sister schools” in 44 countries. UIW is a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word

About The Chronicle of Higher Education: The Chronicle of Higher Education is the top professional source for news, jobs, and information for college and university administrators and faculty. The Chronicle provides institutions with multiple paths to effectively communicate and engage with the largest audience and most influential decision makers in higher education in print and online. Visit http://chronicle.com/AW16 to learn more.