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FIU named a '2020 Great College to Work For' for fifth consecutive year

FIU named a '2020 Great College to Work For' for fifth consecutive year

September 15, 2020 at 1:00pm

2020-honor-roll-logo.jpgFIU was named one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a survey by The Great Colleges to Work For® program. The university also achieved honor roll designation, with recognition in 11 out of 12 categories. FIU has received honor roll designation every year since 2016.  
“At FIU we are fortunate to have meaningful work that supports our students and the community,” said FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg. “The hard work and dedication of our faculty and staff is what makes FIU a great place to work and why we continue to excel in this survey.”
The results, published this week in a special insert of The Chronicle of Higher Education are based on a survey of 221 colleges and universities. FIU is one of six large public four-year institutions and one of two public Florida universities that achieved honor roll designation, which recognizes distinguished institutions for creating exceptional work environments.
FIU has now been recognized six times  five times consecutively with honor roll designation. This year, FIU was recognized in 11 categories including: collaborative governance; compensation and benefits; confidence in senior leadership; diversity; facilities, workspace and security; job satisfaction; professional/career-development; respect and appreciation; supervisor/department chair relationship; teaching environment; and work/life balance. No participating institution this year received recognition in all 12 categories.

“This recognition is a testament to the passion that our faculty and staff have for our students and our commitment to deliver a high-quality education, even during a pandemic,” said Joerg Reinhold, chair of FIU’s Faculty Senate and member of the FIU Board of Trustees. “I am proud to be part of an institution that prides itself in being a fantastic place to work.”
Survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: a questionnaire that captured employment data and workplace policies from each institution, and a survey administered to faculty, administrators, and professional staff. The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received recognition was the employee feedback.
The Great Colleges to Work For® program is one of the largest and most respected workplace recognition programs in the country. For more information and to view all current and previous recognized institutions, visit the Great Colleges program
 website. ModernThink, a strategic human capital consulting firm, administered the survey and analyzed the results.