For the ninth consecutive year, Texas Lutheran University is one of the nation’s great colleges to work for according to a survey by ModernThink. The Great Colleges to Work For® survey is one of the largest and most respected workplace recognition programs in the country. Now in its 13th year, it recognizes colleges that get top ratings from their employees regarding workplace practices and policies.
Of the 221 institutions that participated, 79 were recognized as a 2020 “Great College to Work For” and only 42 were selected for the Honor Roll, including TLU. This is also the seventh year in a row TLU has received an Honor Roll designation. Results are reported for small, medium, and large institutions, with TLU included among the small universities with 2,999 students or fewer.
The survey recognizes the outstanding workplace and innovative educational experiences of the institutions selected in the program. For 2020, TLU won honors in five categories including Collaborative Governance, Confidence in Senior Leadership, Supervisor/Department Chair Relationship, Teaching Environment (Faculty Only), and Tenure Clarity and Process (Faculty Only/4-year Only).
“The institutions participating in the 2020 Great Colleges to Work For® program deserve special kudos for their commitment to being good stewards of institutional culture and workplace quality,” said Richard K. Boyer, senior consultant at ModernThink. “In the face of unprecedented uncertainty, their commitment to faculty/staff engagement never wavered. In particular, institutions recognized in this year’s prove that it is possible to be a great workplace even in the face of disruption, uncertainty, and limited resources.”
“This kind of external recognition underscores the many strengths of our community,” said TLU President Dr. Debbie Cottrell said. “We know that our ability to serve our students well is directly tied to the work and commitment of our faculty and staff members, and the environment in which their work is carried out. I’m proud of this recognition while also seeing it as a reminder of the importance of ensuring that our community-focused environment continues to be strong and healthy.”
About ModernThink LLC
As a research and consulting leader in workplace issues, ModernThink has supported a wide variety of “Best Place to Work” initiatives. Through these programs, the firm has gained substantial survey and industry expertise, including specific insight into higher education. ModernThink knows what it takes to build a great place to work and shares that know-how with its clients. The ModernThink team of organizational development experts is dedicated to helping colleges follow through and capitalize on feedback from employees and benchmark data from peers to drive meaningful change at their institutions.