TLU Named a "2012 Great College to Work For"
SEGUIN, Texas – Aug. 6, 2012 – Texas Lutheran University is one of the nation’s great colleges to work for according to a survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. These results, based on a survey of more than 46,000 employees at 294 colleges, are featured in the Chronicle’s fifth annual report on the Academic Workplace.
Only 103 of the 294 universities surveyed received “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies. In its first year of participation, TLU won honors in three categories: collaborative governance, supervisor and department chair relationship and confidence in senior leadership.
“Our campus culture is one of our most important assets so beginning last year, we set a goal to become a Great College to Work for,” said TLU President Dr. Stuart Dorsey. “That became a priority and we are proud to have achieved that recognition on our first year of participation. A campus that is a great place to work for is also a great place for students.”
As the nation’s premier source of news about colleges and universities, The Chronicle recognizes the outstanding workplace and innovative educational experiences of the institutions selected in the Great Colleges program. Survey results were based upon a two-part assessment process including an institutional audit of demographics and workplace policies from each university, as well as a survey administered to faculty, administrators and professional support staff. The primary factor in deciding whether a college received the Great College title was employee feedback.
“While we celebrate this recognition, we’re also using this as a feedback tool to continue to improve our workplace environment,” Dorsey said. “We want to make TLU an even better place to work and study.”