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WesternU named “Great College to Work For” five straight times by The Chronicle of Higher Ed

by Rodney Tanaka

July 18, 2016

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2016GCWFHonorRoll_TMWestern University of Health Sciences has been named a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education for the fifth consecutive year, and also made the Honor Roll for the third consecutive year.

WesternU was recognized in five categories: Collaborative Governance, Compensation & Benefits, Professional/Career Development Program, Respect & Appreciation and Work/Life Balance.

“I am delighted that The Chronicle has once again honored the university for its collegial environment,” said WesternU President Daniel R. Wilson, MD, PhD. “Humanism and caring truly are our core values, and serve as the foundation for all our teaching, learning, caring and working.

“Our reputation as a great place to work springs from the people who live these values. Our presence year after year on the Great Colleges list reflects the cheerful ‘can-do’ attitudes and efforts of our close-knit community.  I thank all involved for sustaining this so remarkably.”

WesternU was one of 93 colleges and universities deemed a Great College to Work For, drawing from 281 participating institutions in 2016, including 189 four-year colleges and universities and 92 two-year colleges.

WesternU is one of only 10 institutions on the Honor Roll in the “Medium” category of enrollment between 3,000 and 9,999 students. WesternU’s enrollment is about 3,800 students. Institutions on the Honor Roll were recognized the most in their size categories.

The assessment had two components: a questionnaire about institutional characteristics and a faculty/staff questionnaire about individuals’ evaluations of their institutions. The assessment also included an analysis of demographic data and workplace policies, including benefits, at each participating college. The questionnaires were administered online. Click here to visit the Chronicle of Higher Education’s website:

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