TROY named ‘great college to work for'

Posted: Monday, 22 July 2013

Troy University is one of just 76 four-year institutions to be named a “2013 Great College to Work For" by “The Chronicle of Higher Education," the nation's leading news source on higher education.

The University made the list in its “Work/Life Balance" category, based on a two-part assessment process that included a survey administered to faculty, administrators and professional support staff, and an institutional audit that captured demographics and workplace policies and practices. More than 44,000 employees at 300 institutions were surveyed, with just 97 institutions achieving the recognition.

“We may be a high-tech university, but we also strive to be ‘high touch,' not only with our students but with our faculty and staff," said Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor. “The Chronicle honor certainly serves as validation that we're meeting that goal."

Now in its sixth year, the “Great Colleges" survey is one of the largest and most-respected workplace recognition programs in the country.

“At TROY, we talk a lot about ‘a culture of caring,' but in terms of faculty – and it spills over into the staff – that culture really is about caring for one another," said Dr. Scott Nokes, president of the University's Faculty Senate. “That gives our people a peace of mind that cannot be found in a contract or policy manual."