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July 26, 2013

UMBC Again Named a "Great College to Work For"

Chelsea Williams, Senior Communications Manager

For the fourth consecutive year, The Chronicle of Higher Education has named UMBC one of the best colleges in the nation for which to work. Each year, The Chronicle asks faculty and staff across the country to rate their workplaces on a host of factors. UMBC rated highly across all categories this year, earning it a spot on the “Honor Roll” for the second consecutive year.

“I’m delighted that the Chronicle has once again recognized UMBC for what those of us who work here already know: UMBC is a great place to work,” said Freeman Hrabowski, president of UMBC. “We support and respect each other and deeply value collaboration. Year after year, that makes us a ‘Great College to Work For.’”

UMBC is among only 97 colleges included in the Chronicle's full list, and is one of only 10 Honor Roll institutions nationwide in its size category. UMBC is the only four-year institution in Maryland to appear on either list. Other Honor Roll institutions in our category include Baylor University, Stanford University, and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

The Chronicle results are based on responses from nearly 45,000 people at 300 institutions nationwide, including UMBC. The assessment also included an analysis of demographic data, benefits, and workplace policies at each participating college. This year, UMBC received high ratings in seven categories:

• Collaborative Governance
• Teaching Environment
• Confidence in Senior Leadership
• Supervisor/Department Chair Relationship
• Respect and Appreciation
• Tenure Clarity and Process
• Diversity

“Our shared governance is really important as it shows that our leaders, faculty, staff and students work together to continue to improve and enhance the future growth of UMBC. This contributes to a positive work environment where our leadership is approachable,” said Dottie Caplan, president of the Non-Exempt Staff Senate.

The full list and more information can be found in the Chronicle’s report.

Posted by chelseah at July 26, 2013 1:04 PM