WWU named a 'Great College to Work For' again in 2022-23

For the ninth time in the 15 years of the program, Western Washington University has been named a "Great College to Work For" by the Chronicle of Higher Education and ModernThink. WWU was one of only four institutions in the West region -- Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii, California, and Nevada -- chosen to receive this designation.

The results are based on a survey of staff and faculty at 212 colleges and universities across the country; 68 of these institutions were recognized with the “Great Colleges to Work For” achievement.

Western was recognized for excellence in two categories, Faculty Experience and Shared Governance.

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.