UIW Named a “2019 Great College to Work For”

September 27, 2019

Honor by The Chronicle of Higher Education puts UIW in elite company

San Antonio, Sept. 27, 2019 – For the 11th 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. In addition, this is the 10 th consecutive year that UIW has received the prestigious Honor Roll designation.

The results are based on a survey of 236 colleges and universities. In all, 85 of the 236 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 large universities with 10,000 or more students.

UIW won honors in 11 out of 13 categories:

  • Collaborative Governance
  • Confidence in Senior Leadership
  • Diversity
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Professional/Career Development
  • Respect and Appreciation
  • Supervisor or Department-Chair Relationship
  • Teaching Environment
  • Tenure Clarity and Process
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Honor Roll - Honor Roll recognition goes to the top 10 schools in each four-year size category and the top four schools in each two-year size category based on the number of times they were honored in the individual recognition areas.

“Simply stated, the University of the Incarnate Word is a great place to work because of the people who make up this vibrant community of faith and education. UIW is a dynamic, international institution that brings together faculty, staff, and administrators from different fields of study and backgrounds through our Mission, shared values and commitment to Catholic higher education. Together, we support our students and one another so we may positively impact our world,” said Thomas M. Evans, PhD, UIW president.

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.

Great Colleges to Work For ® is one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country.