For the second year in a row, Baylor 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.
The results, released in The Chronicle's fifth annual report on "The Academic Workplace," are based on a survey of more than 46,000 employees at 294 colleges and universities. Results are reported for small, medium and large institutions, with Baylor included among the large universities with 10,000 or more students.
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, BBA '84, 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 of combining academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community. 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."
Baylor also was honored in 2009 by The Chronicle as a Great College to Work For.