Biola Named One of 97 “Great Colleges to Work For”

The Chronicle of Higher Education recognizes Biola as a "Great College to Work For"

Jul. 22, 2013 By Jenna Bartlo

Biola University is one of the nation’s 97 best colleges to work for, according to a survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The results put Biola among 97 colleges in the nation — including just seven schools in California and eight schools in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities — to make the list.

The results, released today, in The Chronicle’s sixth annual report on The Academic Workplace, recognized Biola as excelling in the following:

  • Compensation and benefits — pay is fair, benefits meet the needs of employees
  • Job satisfaction and support — provides insight into the satisfaction with job fit, autonomy, and resources
  • Work/life balance — policies give employees the flexibility to manage their personal lives
  • Confidence in senior leadership — leaders have the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary for institutional success
  • Tenure clarity and process — requirements for tenure are clear

“The institutions that the Great Colleges program recognizes provide innovative educational experiences — while also offering their employees outstanding workplace experiences,” said Liz McMillen, The Chronicle’s editor.

More than 44,600 employees at 300 colleges and universities participated in the survey. Only 97 of the 300 institutions, including 76 four-year institutions, achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition.

The survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institutional audit that captured demographics and workplace policies from each institution, and a survey administered to faculty, administrators and professional support staff. The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received recognition was the employee feedback.

Results are reported for small, medium, and large institutions, with Biola University included among the 31 recognized medium universities with 3,000 to 9,999 students.

In 2012, in its first year participating in the survey, Biola was also recognized as one of 103 “Great Colleges to Work For and as an Honor Roll school — a distinction given to 10 institutions in each size cited most often across all of the recognition categories.

Great Colleges to Work For is one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country.

View Biola’s results in the “Great Colleges to Work For” survey.

View current job openings at Biola.

For more information, contact Jenna Bartlo, Media Relations Specialist, at 562.777.4061 or jenna.l.bartlo@biola.edu.

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