UW News

July 22, 2014

University of Washington named ‘Great College to Work For’

The University of Washington has been recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education in its 2014 survey.

Now in its seventh year, the Chronicle’s 2014 Great Colleges to Work For program recognizes small groups of colleges (based on enrollment size) for specific best practices and policies. The UW was specifically recognized for overall employee job satisfaction, and tenure clarity and process — making it one of 10 large universities recognized in each of those categories.

“UW faculty and staff incite fierce passions, creative energy and a collaborative spirit across our classrooms and communities,” said UW President Michael K. Young. “We actively support our employees’ professional and personal growth because their work serves the next generation of thinkers, doers and leaders.”

Approximately 500 UW faculty and staff were randomly surveyed and asked to evaluate the university in a variety of categories.

“I am thrilled, but not surprised, that the University of Washington has been recognized as a great college to work for in the first year we have participated in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s assessment,” said Mindy Kornberg, UW vice president for human resources. “The UW truly has it all — from three beautiful campuses and award-winning medical centers to an exceptional workforce that is focused on collaboration and innovation.”

The UW is one of 92 colleges and universities honored across the United States in areas that include leadership, careers, compensation and workplace culture. This year 278 institutions, including 196 four-year institutions, participated.