MURRAY, Ky. -- Murray State University has been distinguished as a "2016 Great College to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education after receiving top ratings from employees on collaborative governance and confidence in senior leadership. This marks the seventh year since 2009 in which Murray State has been recognized. This year's list included 93 institutions nationwide.
"As employees of a nationally recognized, student-centered university, the faculty and staff at Murray State University have a shared mission to ensure student success," said Murray State President Bob Davies. "Each of us recognizes the vital role we play in making Murray State the 'finest place we know,' and we remain committed every day to this vision. We take great pride in ensuring the future success of our Racers."
Since its beginning in 2007, The Chronicle's "Great Colleges to Work For" list has grown into one of the largest and most respected workplace recognition programs in the country.
The list was created through a survey of more than 46,000 people at 281 institutions. The assessment had two components: a questionnaire about institutional characteristics and a faculty/staff questionnaire about individuals' evaluations of their institutions. The assessment also included an analysis of demographic data and workplace policies, including benefits, at each participating college. Results were reported for small, medium and large institutions, with Murray State included among large universities with 10,000 or more students.
The two categories in which the University was recognized aligned strongly with survey statements pertaining to collaborative governance, which reflected that faculty members play significant roles in decisions on academic programs and are meaningfully involved in institutional planning. Confidence in senior leadership indicated that leaders have the knowledge, skills and experience necessary for the success of the University.
About Murray State University:
Murray State University provides an "Opportunity Afforded" for nearly 11,000 students through a high-quality education with experiential learning, academic and personal growth and the ability to secure a lifetime of success. Since 1922, the true value of higher education has been found at Murray State University, where our commitment is to afford endless opportunities for developing leaders in the community, the country and the world. The University's main campus is located in Murray, Ky. and includes five regional campuses. For more information on Murray State University, please visit murraystate.edu
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