To: The UMBC Community
From: President Freeman Hrabowski and Provost Philip Rous
For the fifth consecutive year, The Chronicle of Higher Education has named UMBC one of the best academic workplaces in the nation. UMBC is among just 92 colleges included in the Chronicle’s full list of “Great Colleges to Work For” and is the only four-year public university on the “honor roll” recognized as exceptional in almost every category.
Each year, the Chronicle asks faculty and staff across the country to rate their workplaces on a host of factors. The assessment also includes an analysis of demographic data, benefits, and workplace policies at each participating college. The Chronicle’s 2014 results are based on responses from over 43,500 people at nearly 300 public and private institutions nationwide, including UMBC.
This year, UMBC received high ratings in 11 recognition categories:
- Collaborative Governance
- Compensation and Benefits
- Confidence in Senior Leadership
- Job Satisfaction
- Professional/ Career-Development Programs
- Respect and Appreciation
- Supervisor or Department-Chair Relationship
- Teaching Environment
- Tenure Clarity and Process
- Work/Life Balance
This recognition affirms what we all know: UMBC is a community that truly cares about people. Each day, our faculty, staff, and students demonstrate that excellence and inclusiveness go hand in hand.
Thank you for all you do for the UMBC community.