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Murray State honored as great place to work

Murray State honored as great place to work

Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 6:00 pm

The Messenger 08.29.12

According to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Murray (Ky.) State University is one of the best universities in the nation for faculty and staff to spend their careers.
Murray has been recognized for the third time as one of the Chronicle’s “Great Colleges to Work For.”
The results, released online earlier this month in The Chronicle’s fifth annual report on “The Academic Workplace,” are based on a survey of nearly 47,000 employees at 294 colleges and universities. In all, only 103 of the 294 institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies.
MSU was recognized for excellence in three categories — Professional/Career Development Programs, Respect and Appreciation, and Teaching Environment.
Murray State is the only Kentucky public university to be noted on the list. Also on the list from Kentucky are private school Centre College and Somerset Com-munity College.
Murray State is among the 30 colleges and universities across the country to be recognized in the “large” category, defined by enrollments of 10,000 or more students, according to a news release.
Survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institutional audit of demographics and workplace policies from each institution, and a survey administered to faculty, administrators and professional support staff. Administered by ModernThink LLC, a human resources consulting firm based in Wilmington, Del., the survey is based on an assessment that has been used in 55 “Best Places to Work” programs and more than 4,000 organizations.
A panel of higher education experts helped to customize it for unique college issues.

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