Union University chosen for prestigious 'work' list
Posted: Wednesday, August 3, 2011 11:04 am
By: By The Associated Press
The Messenger 08.03.11
Union University in Jackson is one of the top 42 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 fourth annual report on “The Academic Workplace,” are based on a survey of nearly 44,000 employees at 310 colleges and universities.
In all, only 111 of the 310 institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies. Results are reported for small, medium and large institutions, with Union University included among the medium-sized universities. Of the 111 institutions named to the list, only 42 achieved “Honor Roll” status.
Union is the only college in Tennessee chosen.
“We are deeply grateful for this high honor, this lofty recognition from The Chronicle of Higher Education,” Union President David S. Dockery said. “I want to congratulate our marvelous faculty and staff, as well as the high quality students, who contribute each and every day to this special academic community. We are certainly thankful for the dedicated members of the Board of Trustees who offer the guidance and establish the high expectations for this university.”
Union won honors in 11 categories: Colla-borative Governance; Professional/Career Development Programs; Teaching Environment; Compensation and Benefits; Facilities, Work-spaces and Security; Job Satisfaction; Work/Life Balance; Confidence in Senior Leadership; Super-visor/Department Chair Relationship; Respect and Appreciation; Tenure Clarity and Process.
Union was one of only three institutions nationally to be ranked in as many as 11 categories.
Results are based on a two-part assessment. The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received recognition was the employee feedback.
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