Baylor University

Baylor Named Among Great Colleges to Work For

Sept. 21, 2012

Baylor recognized as one of select Honor Roll universities by The Chronicle of Higher Education

For the second year in a row, Baylor University joined an elite group of universities named to The Chronicle of Higher Education's 2012 Honor Roll as one of the country's "Great Colleges to Work For." Only 30 national universities identified by The Chronicle as "large four-year colleges" were awarded honor roll status.

Baylor achieved recognition in 11 categories this year, one of only two universities on the Honor Roll to do so. Baylor was cited for excellence in Collaborative Governance; Compensation and Benefits; Confidence in Senior Leadership; Facilities, Workspace & Security; Job Satisfaction; Professional/Career-Development Program; Respect and Appreciation; Supervisor or Department Chair Relationship; Teaching Environment; Tenure Clarity and Process; and Work/Life Balance.

"It is an honor for Baylor to be recognized again by The Chronicle of Higher Education and among our peers in the higher education community for something that those of us who serve at Baylor have long known," said Dr. Elizabeth Davis, executive vice president and provost. "Baylor is a genuinely rewarding place to work, filled with energetic and talented faculty and staff who are inspired by the University's mission. Since the findings are based on the responses of Baylor employees themselves, we know they are proud of the institution they serve and appreciative of many elements of their work environment."

In addition to a strong commitment by University leadership and Baylor's Board of Regents to continue funding annual faculty and staff raises, tuition remission and retirement plans at a time when these benefits are being reduced by many universities, Baylor continues to cultivate a sense of community across campus.

"Baylor's commitment to faculty, staff and their families is demonstrated in many ways and altogether contributes toward the needs of mind, body and spirit," said Richard Amos, director of benefits and compensation. "While Baylor provides good health and retirement benefits, the survey cited a few other benefits where Baylor stands out. Most universities charge employees for use of the campus fitness facilities whereas Baylor provides free access to beautiful facilities for faculty, staff and their families. Providing access for families to use the amazing libraries, attend a lecture, a concert, a student event like Diadeloso, along with all the other experiences, make it a rich family environment."

For more information and to view the results of the survey, visit

http://chronicle.com/section/Academic-Workplace-2012/617/.

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