University of Richmond Selected as 'Great College to Work For'

July 29, 2015
The Chronicle of Higher Education adds UR to their esteemed list

The University of Richmond has been selected as one of this year’s “Great Colleges to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Great Colleges Program is designed to recognize institutions that are great places to work and to compile detailed benchmarking data about industry trends, one of the primary reasons UR participates. The university first took part in the survey in 2010, and again in 2012. Feedback received has served as a catalyst for such initiatives as the implementation of flexible work arrangements, the addition of short-term disability, and a comprehensive compensation benchmarking study that led to substantial salary adjustments in 2012-2013.

“The program provides us with an opportunity to reflect on our strengths and areas of opportunity as we work to meet our shared goals,” says President Ronald Crutcher. “The perspectives of our faculty and staff will help us strengthen and enhance our community.”

All full- and part-time faculty and staff were again invited to participate in the Great Colleges to Work For Survey. Forty-seven percent of faculty and staff completed the survey and took time to provide feedback and insight. Crutcher continues, “We will have conversations institutionally and as individual schools and units about what we do well at Richmond as an employer and how we might respond to any areas that merit ongoing attention.”

To view University of Richmond data reports, visit the Great Colleges to Work For page.