WWU Named a ‘2020 Great College to Work for’ by the Chronicle of Higher Education

Western Washington University is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The results, released in The Chronicle’s 13th annual Great Colleges to Work For report, are based on a survey of staff and faculty at more than 221 colleges and universities across the country; 79 of these institutions were recognized with the “Great Colleges to Work For” achievement.

Western was recognized for excellence in two categories, Tenure Clarity & Process and Teaching Environment. One of only four institutions chosen from the Far West region of the survey – Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, California, and Nevada – Western was also the only institution chosen from the Pacific Northwest.

Results are reported for small, medium, and large institutions, with Western Washington University included among the large universities with 10,000 or more students. The survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institutional audit that captured demographics and workplace policies from each institution, and a survey administered to faculty, administrators, and professional support staff. The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received recognition was the employee feedback.

To administer the survey and analyze the results, The Chronicle worked with ModernThink LLC, a strategic human capital consulting firm that has conducted numerous “Best Places to Work” programs, surveying hundreds of thousands of employees nationwide.

Great Colleges to Work For is one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country. For more information and to view all the results of the survey, visit The Chronicle’s Web site at https://greatcollegesprogram.com.

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