The Chronicle of Higher Education has selected Texas Christian University as one of its “Great Colleges to Work For” for the eighth consecutive year. Additionally, TCU received Honor Roll status, a designation reserved for the 10 higher education institutions in each grouping cited most often across the 12 recognition categories.
“We place our highest value in our people, fostering a community where our members are supported, challenged and encouraged to be their best—and this award accentuates the progress we are making,” said Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr. “I am extremely proud of the work our faculty and staff do every day to make TCU such an outstanding institution.”
In March 2018, ModernThink, LLC distributed surveys to randomly selected TCU staff and faculty members and compared responses to over 53,000 employees at 253 institutions, both public and private. Surveyed employees responded to statements using a five-point scale, ranging from “Strongly Disagree” to “Strongly Agree.” Of the higher education institutions who participated in 2018, only 84 colleges and universities were recognized in at least one of 12 categories.
The categories of distinction are as follows:
- Collaborative Governance
- Compensation and Benefits
- Confidence in Senior Leadership
- Facilities, Workspace and Security
- Job Satisfaction
- Professional/Career Development Programs
- Respect and Appreciation
- Supervisor/Department Chair Relationship
- Teaching Environment (Faculty Only)
- Tenure Clarity and Process (Faculty Only/Four-year Only)
- Work/Life Balance
The Chronicle’s “Great Colleges to Work For” program recognizes higher education institutions successful in creating great workplaces, as reported by their employees. Key differentiators include having a positive culture based on capable leaders, clear communication, respect and alignment of mission and resources.