Niagara University ranks as one of the top colleges and universities to work for among medium-size institutions in the U.S, according to a survey released today by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Niagara was also the only Western New York institution named to the honor roll of "Great Colleges to Work For" based on the number of times it was listed in 12 individual recognition categories examined in the nationwide survey. The honor roll features 42 colleges and universities recognized for creating exceptional work environments.
Niagara was ranked prominently in four of the 12 categories, including confidence in senior leadership; work/life balance; professional/career development programs; and respect and appreciation
"Niagara University is certainly proud of the distinction of being named to the Chronicle's 2011 honor roll," said Dr. Bonnie Rose, executive vice president of NU. "But the important thanks belong to the faculty, staff and administrators who are the heart of our university. They are the reason Niagara University is a great place to work."
This year, 310 institutions participated in the survey, including four-year colleges and universities as well as community colleges. Participants were segmented into a four-year or two-year category, and classified within these categories based on the size of their undergraduate and graduate enrollment.
The results were determined by responses from nearly 44,400 administrators, faculty and staff members and an institutional audit that captured demographic data and workplace policies at the participating colleges and universities. It was administered by ModernThink LLC, a human resources consulting firm that has conducted many "Best Places to Work" surveys for various groups.
This is the fourth annual report on The Academic Workplace by the Chronicle. Niagara ranked among the top institutions in each of the past three surveys.