LCU named a “2013 Great College to Work For®”

Recognition by The Chronicle of Higher Education puts Lincoln Christian University in elite company

Lincoln Christian University (LCU) is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The results, released on July 22, 2013, in The Chronicle’s sixth annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of more than 44,000 employees at 300 colleges and universities. In all, only 97 of the 300 institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies. Results are reported for small, medium, and large institutions, with LCU included among the small universities with 2,999 students or fewer. Lincoln Christian University won honors in the “Work-life balance” category this year. 

“This is a very satisfying affirmation of Lincoln Christian, 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 LCU helps to make this a great place to work,” said LCU President Dr. Keith H. Ray.

The Chronicle is the nation’s most important source of news about colleges and universities.

“The institutions that the Great Colleges program recognizes provide innovative educational experiences – while also offering their employees outstanding workplace experiences – and we are eager to help readers learn more about them,” said Liz McMillen, The Chronicle’s editor.

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.

To administer the survey and analyze the results, The Chronicle worked with ModernThink LLC, a strategic human capital consulting firm that has conducted numerous “Best Places to Work” programs, surveying hundreds of thousands of employees nationwide.

Great Colleges to Work For is one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country. For more information and to view all the results of the survey, visit The Chronicle’s Web site at http://chronicle.com/AcademicWorkplace2013.