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ACU named among ‘2021 Great Colleges to Work For’

Abilene Christian University is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to the latest survey by the Great Colleges to Work For program, marking the 12th time ACU has been recognized in the last 13 years. 

The results, released online Sept. 13 and published in the Sept. 17 issue of the The Chronicle of Higher Education, are based on an annual survey of administrators, faculty members and professional support staff members at colleges and universities in the U.S. who are asked to evaluate their employer on various qualities and characteristics. Employee feedback is the primary factor in deciding whether an institution receives recognition.

For the third time in a decade, ACU is also among just 42 institutions nationwide named to the Honor Roll for achievements in five categories: 

  • Job Satisfaction & Support
  • Professional Development
  • Mission & Pride
  • Supervisor/Department Chair Effectiveness
  • Faculty & Staff Well-being

The Honor Roll highlights the top institutions in each size category cited most often across all of the recognition categories. ACU is cited in the 3,000-9,999 students category.

“ACU faculty and staff are fully engaged in our mission to educate students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world,” said Dr. Phil Schubert, ACU president. “They passionately invest in students’ lives and in the work of our university, and our board and administration are committed to creating and maintaining a workplace culture that honors and supports employees.”

In 2021, 196 institutions participated in the survey, and 70 institutions were recognized as a Great College to Work For. Only 42 of those earned Honor Roll status.

— Wendy Kilmer

Sept. 17, 2021

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