Baylor University Named Among Great Colleges to Work For 2011
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Baylor University Named

Among Great Colleges to Work For 2011

Baylor Recognized with Honor Roll status by The

Chronicle of Higher Education


WACO, Texas (July 26, 2011) – Baylor University joined

an elite group of universities when it was named to The Chronicle of Higher

2011 Honor Roll as one of the country’s “great

colleges to work for
.”  Only 30 national universities identified

by the Chronicle as “large four-year colleges” were awarded

honor roll status.


Honor Roll designation was given to institutions that were

cited most often across numerous recognition categories. The results, released

in the Chronicle's fourth annual report on the academic workplace, are

based on a survey of nearly 44,000 employees at 310 colleges and universities

throughout the United States. Approximately 20,000 of those surveyed were

faculty members, about 15,000 were professional staff members, and about 8,000

were administrators, according to the Chronicle.


“This designation by The Chronicle of Higher

informs the entire higher education community of something that

those of us who serve at Baylor have long understood,” said Dr. Elizabeth

Davis, executive vice president and provost. “Baylor is a deeply

rewarding place to work, filled with energetic and talented people who are

inspired by the university's mission of combining academic excellence and

Christian commitment within a caring community.”


Baylor was among university standouts in four categories

leadership, which includes collaborative governance, confidence

in senior leadership, supervisor or department chair relationship; compensation,

which includes compensation and benefits, job satisfaction, respect and

appreciation of employees; careers, which takes into account the

availability of professional and career-development programs, as well as

teaching environment; and the workplace, which encompasses facilities,

workspace, security and work/life balance.


The full report may be found at


Based in Washington, D.C., The Chronicle of Higher

is the No. 1 source of news, information and jobs for college and

university faculty members and administrators. It is a nine-time finalist for

the National Magazine Awards, and one of its columnists was a finalist for a

2005 Pulitzer Prize.  The Best Colleges to Work For survey was

administered for The Chronicle of Higher Education by ModernThink LLC, a

human resources consulting firm based in Wilmington, Del.



Baylor University is a private Christian university and a

nationally ranked research institution, classified as such with “high

research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of

Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately

15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international

reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and

scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of

Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in

Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more

than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally

recognized academic divisions.

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