SRU named a “Great College to Work For”


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July 16, 2018

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -Slippery Rock University, for the eighth time, has been selected as one of the nation's "Great Colleges to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities.

SRU was recognized in three categories: compensation and benefits, professional/career development programs and supervisor/department chair relationships.

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"Receiving this honor is proof positive that our University continuously strives to make the institution an enjoyable place for its employees," said William Behre, SRU president. "SRU provides a supportive and collaborative community that is not only focused on student success, but also in making sure that our dedicated faculty and staff know that their success is key to making the institution a true jewel of the State System.

"The passion that our people put forth in serving our students and the community is amazing. Everyone working together toward a common goal is a key to our success."

The Chronicle's "2018 Great Colleges to Work For" survey is one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country. This year, 53,000 people from more than 250 institutions participated. All accredited institutions in the United States with an enrollment of at least 500 were invited to participate, including 165 four-year and 88 two-year institutions.

Results are reported for small, medium and large institutions, with SRU included among the medium universities with 3,000 to 9,999 students.

The Great Colleges survey included a two-part assessment process: an institutional audit that captured demographics and workplace policies, and a survey administered to randomly selected faculty, administrators and professional support staff. The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received recognition was the employee feedback.

SRU earned special recognition in the "Compensation and Benefits," "Job Satisfaction" and "Professional/Career Development Programs" categories.

"Once again we are incredibly pleased with the results of the survey," said Lynne Motyl, SRU associate vice president for human resources and diversity. "The University would like to thank all the employees that took the time to provide their feedback on what makes SRU a great place to work. Being selected in a variety of categories reinforces our campus as an employer of choice."

To administer the survey and analyze the results, The Chronicle worked with ModernThink LLC, a strategic human capital consulting firm that has conducted numerous "Best Places to Work" programs, surveying hundreds of thousands of employees nationwide.

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