A great place to work


Baylor University was named a "2015 Great College to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education for the fifth consecutive year, the most ever for a U.S. institution.

No other university in the history of the survey has made the Great Colleges honor roll more than Baylor, according to ModernThink LLC, the firm that conducts the annual survey of faculty and staff at 281 colleges and universities.

The survey results recognize the universities and colleges that get top ratings from their employees on workforce practices and policies. "Baylor's mission states clearly the priority we attach to the caring nature of our community," said Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr. "That commitment is reflected in a deep respect for shared governance; appreciation and support for work-family balance; a spirit of generosity in our daily work together; and a firm belief in the value and significance of the contribution of every Baylor colleague. These abiding attributes continue to make Baylor a 'Great College to Work For.'"

Of the 42 national universities awarded Honor Roll status, Baylor is one of only three universities in the large university category (10,000 or more students) to achieve recognition in 11 of the 12 categories honoring specific best practices and policies. Duke University and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor are the others.

Baylor was cited in 11 categories this year:

  • Collaborative Governance
  • Professional/Career-Development Programs
  • Teaching Environment
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Facilities, Workspaces and Security
  • Job Satisfaction and Support
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Confidence in Senior Leadership
  • Supervisor or Department-Chair Relationship:
    Supervisor makes expectations clear and solicits ideas.
  • Respect and Appreciation
  • Tenure Clarity and Process (four-year colleges only)

"The institutions that the Great Colleges program recognizes provide innovative educational experiences--while also offering their employees outstanding workplace experiences--and we are eager to help readers learn more about them," said Liz McMillen, editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education.