ACU named a ‘Great College to Work For’ by Chronicle of Higher Ed
Abilene Christian University is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a survey published July 6 by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The Chronicle surveyed nearly 41,000 higher education administrators, faculty members and staff members to determine which institutions would be recognized as stand-outs in the 26 recognition acategories for 4-year institutions.ACU was recognized in two categories – Connection to Institution and Pride, which acknowledges employees’ strong sense of loyalty to the university, and Supervisor-Department Chair Relationship, which recognizes the efforts of supervisors to make expectations clear and solicit ideas from employees. “A major part of ACU’s 21st Century Vision is to involve individuals at all levels of university life, from administrators to faculty members to the students themselves, in the pursuit of continued innovation and excellence,” said Dr. Royce Money, president of ACU. “It’s clear that ACU employees are proud of and committed to this vision of a distinctive education and compelling experience for students.” Each year, The Chronicle’s Great Colleges to Work For program recognizes colleges for specific best practices and policies, such as faculty administration relations, confidence in senior leadership and compensation and benefits. More than 300 four- and two-year colleges were involved in this year’s program. “When your professors are proud of what they do and of the institution they’re a part of, they bring that passion into the classroom,” said Money. “They inspire students to be the Christ-centered, global leaders that ACU calls them to be.” For more information and to view all the results of the survey, visit http://chronicle.com/weekly/v55/i41/great_colleges_full_list.htm.