Hardin-Simmons University Named a ‘2010 Great College to Work For’

Hardin-Simmons University Named a ‘2010 Great College to Work For’

By Janlyn Thaxton

 

 

 

Honor by The Chronicle of Higher Education puts HSU in elite company   Hardin-Simmons University is one of the best 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 third annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of more than 42,000 employees at 277 colleges and universities. In all, only 97 of the 277 institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies. Results are reported for small, medium, and large institutions, with HSU included among the small universities with less than 3,000 students. HSU won honors in four categories this year: §  Job Satisfaction and Support §  Work/Life Balance §  Supervisor or Department-Chair Relationship §  Tenure Clarity and Process {{more}}“It is heartwarming to know that HSU has received this significant national recognition again this year. For many years, the HSU Board of Trustees has worked to provide a beautiful and welcoming campus, excellent employee benefits, and sound employment policies. This recognition represents the fruit of the trustees’ labor, reflected in the survey responses of our grateful faculty and staff,” said HSU President Dr. Lanny Hall. The Chronicle is the nation’s most important source of news about colleges and universities. Jeffrey J. Selingo, The Chronicle’s editor, said, “With the Great Colleges program, The Chronicle can provide even more of the vital information our readers rely on—unbiased reporting on which colleges are being innovative in their workplace practices.” The survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institutional audit that captured demographics 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. 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. For more information and to view all the results of the survey, visit The Chronicle’s website at http://chronicle.com/academicworkplace. Related Chronicle article at http://chronicle.com/article/97-Colleges-Are-Recognized-as/123684/?sid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en. Hardin-Simmons University, founded in 1891 in Abilene, Texas, is a fully accredited church-related Master’s University. Affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas since 1941, HSU provides excellence in education enlightened by Christian faith and values. HSU offers seven undergraduate degrees with 70 fields of study and 10 graduate degrees with 20 programs, including the Doctor of Physical Therapy and Doctor of Ministry degrees. Pre-professional programs include dentistry, engineering, medicine, law, pharmacy, and seminary.