Honor by The Chronicle of Higher Education puts McMurry in elite company

Honor by The Chronicle of Higher Education puts McMurry in elite company

By Gary Ellison, Associate Director University Relations - McMurry University

 

 

 

ABILENE, Texas – McMurry University is one of the bestcolleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by TheChronicle of Higher Education. The results,released today in The Chronicle’s fifth annual report on The AcademicWorkplace, are based on a survey of more than 46,000 employees at 294 collegesand universities. In all, only 103of the 294 institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition forspecific best practices and policies. Results are reported for small, medium,and large institutions, with McMurry included among the small universities.McMurry University won honors in two categories this year: {{more}} · Supervisor/DepartmentChair Relationship · Work-LifeBalance “This is a verysatisfying affirmation of McMurry, but our real goal is not recognition — it’sbeing a community that values the needs and contributions of every individual.In that sense everyone at McMurry helps to make this a great place to work,”said McMurry University President Dr. John Russell. The Chronicle is the nation’s most important source of news aboutcolleges and universities. “The institutions that the Great Colleges programrecognizes provide innovative educational experiences – while also offeringtheir employees outstanding workplace experiences – and we are eager to helpreaders learn more about them,” said Liz McMillen, editor of The Chronicle. The surveyresults are based on a two-part assessment process: an institutional audit thatcaptured demographics and workplace policies from each institution, and asurvey administered to faculty, administrators, and professional support staff.The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received recognition wasthe employee feedback. To administerthe survey and analyze the results, The Chronicle worked withModernThink LLC, a strategic human capital consulting firm that has conductednumerous “Best Places to Work” programs, surveying hundreds of thousands ofemployees nationwide. Great Collegesto Work For is one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognitionprograms in the country. For more information and to view all the results ofthe survey, visit The Chronicle’s Web site at http://chronicle.com/academicworkplace. For more information about McMurry’s recognition,contact Lecia Hughes, Director of Human Resources, at 325-793-4998 or hughes.lecia@mcm.edu.