UIW Makes “Great Colleges to Work For” List for 15th Consecutive Year

September 13, 2023

University Also Named to Honor Roll for 14th Consecutive Year

UIW clocktower on campusSan Antonio– September 13, 2023 – For the 15th consecutive year, the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) has been recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the nation according to a new survey by the “Great Colleges to Work For” program. UIW was also named to the publication’s Honor Roll for the 14th straight year. That designation recognizes universities who received top marks in multiple categories and only 42 institutions made the Honor Roll. The results, collected by independent survey company ModernThink and released in a special insert of The Chronicle of Higher Education, are based on a survey of 194 colleges and universities.

“At UIW, faculty, administrators and staff are united in our Mission to serve our students, provide transformational education experiences and support their journeys to becoming enlightened citizens in the global community,” says Dr. Thomas M. Evans, UIW president. “I am deeply grateful for the effort, commitment and great care that each member of our employee community takes to bring the Mission to life.”

UIW was measured in 10 categories by the survey including:

  • Job Satisfaction and Support
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Professional Development
  • Mission and Pride
  • Supervisor/Department Chair Effectiveness
  • Confidence in Senior Leadership
  • Faculty and Staff Well-being
  • Shared Governance
  • Faculty Experience
  • Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

“Participation in the Great Colleges program alone demonstrates a commitment from colleges to opening dialogue with their faculty and staff,” says Karen Kukulka, chief operating officer at ModernThink. “Pair that commitment with the recognition in a key area of engagement, and you’ve got a group of institutions who are putting the best practices of employee engagement to work – they are walking the talk.”

The survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institution questionnaire that captured employment data 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 “Great Colleges to Work For” program is one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country. Now in its 16th year, it recognizes the colleges that get top ratings from their employees regarding workplace practices and policies.