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UWF named one of 2014 Great Colleges to Work For

The University of West Florida is listed as one of the Great Colleges to Work For, according to a recent survey released by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The results are based on a survey of more than 43,000 employees at 278 colleges and universities. Only 92 institutions gained recognition for specific best practices and policies. The survey is organized into 12 “Great College” categories, including collaborative governance, diversity and job satisfaction. The results are reported for small, medium and large institutions, with UWF included among the large universities with 10,000 or more students.

UWF was recognized in the Supervisor or Department Chair Relationships category.

The Chronicle worked with ModernThink LLC, a human-resources consulting firm, to conduct the survey and analyze the results. It was a two-part assessment process: the first part consisted of a questionnaire about institutional characteristics, followed by a faculty/staff questionnaire to get individuals’ evaluations of their college or university. The primary factor determining which institution gained recognition was employee feedback.

UWF was previously recognized in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012.

Now in its seventh year, the Great Colleges program is one of the largest and most respected workplace recognition programs in the country. View the complete “Great Colleges to Work for in 2014” list at