News Release: University News

Jul. 21,  2008

Emory Rated as 'Great College To Work For'

Chronicle of Higher Education Survey Ranks Emory in Top Five in 13 Categories

News Article ImageEnglish professor Paul Kelleher (left) and Provost Earl Lewis talk at a new faculty reception in October 2007.

Emory University has been recognized in an online survey conducted by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the 2008 "Great Colleges to Work For."

Emory was rated among the top five in 13 of 27 categories in the survey of 15,000 respondents at 89 colleges and universities. Results are reported for small, medium and large universities, with Emory included among the large universities with 2,500 or more employees.

"This is a very satisfying affirmation of Emory, but our real goal is not recognition -- it's being a community that values the needs and contributions of every individual. In that sense everyone at Emory helps to make this a positive place to work," says Emory University President James Wagner.

Emory ranked among the top five universities in the nation for:

  • Healthy faculty/administration relations
  • Teaching environment
  • Facilities and security
  • Job satisfaction
  • Work-life balance
  • Confidence in senior leadership
  • Internal communications
  • Connection to institution and pride
  • Physical workspace conditions
  • Supervisor or department chair relationship
  • Perception and confidence in fair treatment
  • Respect and appreciation
  • Engagement index

The assessment process, which also included an analysis of demographic data and workplace policies at each participating college or university, was administered by ModernThink LLC, a human-resources consulting firm that has conducted many "Best Places to Work" surveys.

With 21,129 employees (and approximately 3,200 faculty), Emory is the largest employer in DeKalb County and the largest private employer in metro Atlanta. The total includes Emory University, Emory Hospital, Crawford Long Hospital, The Emory Clinic and Wesley Woods, Inc.

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