COLUMBUS, Miss.-- For nine consecutive years, Mississippi University for Women has been one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by the Great Colleges to Work For® program.
The results, released today in a special insert of The Chronicle of Higher Education, are based on a survey of 196 colleges and universities. In all, 70 of the 196 institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies with The W included among the small universities.
“I would like to thank each and every member of this campus community for their part in making this a truly great place to work. Thank you for the care that you show for each other and for our students,” said President Nora Miller.
The W won honors in the following categories this year:
- Shared Governance
- Faculty Experience
The university has participated since 2013 and has been recognized every year.
The survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institution questionnaire that captured employment data 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.
The employee survey underwent a number of changes this year, including the addition of 11 new survey statements, some of which are related to new survey themes around diversity, inclusion and belonging, as well as faculty and staff well-being. New survey demographics related to gender identity and remote work were also included this year.
In accordance with the survey changes, the recognition categories for the program were also updated this year to better reflect current patterns and methodologies in employee engagement in higher education.
The Great Colleges to Work For® program is one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country. For more information and to view all current and previous recognized institutions, please visit the Great Colleges program website at GreatCollegesProgram.com and GreatCollegesList.com. ModernThink, a strategic human capital consulting firm, administered the survey and analyzed the results.
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Sept. 13, 2021
Contact: Tyler Wheat