July 21, 2014
Topic: Human Resources
U-M continues to be one of the best university workplaces in the U.S., according to the results of the Chronicle of Higher Education's 2014 Great Colleges to Work For survey.
Released Monday, the list marks the seventh consecutive year the university has been recognized.
U-M won honors in the following areas:
• Compensation and Benefits — Pay is fair and benefits meet the needs of employees.
• Teaching Environment — Faculty members say the institution recognizes innovative and high-quality teaching.
• Tenure Clarity and Process — Requirements for tenure are clear, faculty members say.
The Chronicle uses ModernThink LLC, a human capital consulting firm, to conduct surveys of faculty and staff at participating institutions.
For the 2014 survey, 278 institutions took part, and more than 43,000 administrators, faculty members and professional support staff members took the survey, according to the Chronicle. Of the institutions that participated, 92 colleges and universities made the list.
The survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: a survey administered to faculty, administrators and staff, and an institutional audit that captured demographics and workplace policies and practices from each institution. The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received recognition was the employee feedback.