Georgetown Named As 'Great College to Work For'
A new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Georgetown University among the colleges and universities with the best teaching environments in the nation.
The recognition comes as part of the publication’s “2010 Great Colleges to Work For” survey, an assessment of working environments at nearly 300 U.S. colleges and universities.
Highlighted in the publication are Georgetown’s efforts to encourage faculty innovations in teaching as well as the university’s commitments to fostering a good balance of teaching, service and research.
“We are proud of the innovative ways our faculty teach and encourage student learning, and this recognition reflects our efforts to support these important initiatives,” said Georgetown President John J. DeGioia. “But it is important to remember that this is just one measure of our success. We will continue our efforts, not only to enhance teaching innovations on campus, but also to enrich the work experience for all our staff and faculty members.”
The Chronicle’s “Great Colleges to Work For” program is based on a two-part assessment that includes an audit of workplace policies and a survey of faculty, administrators and professional support staff. The publication surveyed approximately 600 Georgetown faculty and staff members.
“Our community recognizes that Georgetown is a special place to work,” said Mary Anne Mahin, vice president and chief human resources officer. “This survey helps us better understand the day-to-day work experience of our faculty and staff, and I am grateful to all those who helped us take part in this assessment. The data gathered will enable us to improve upon our efforts to make Georgetown the best workplace it can be.”
The recognition from The Chronicle comes on the heels of a separate ranking of the nation’s top 40 places to work in academia produced by The Scientist magazine. The publication conducted a survey of life scientists, who ranked Georgetown number 27 and noted a high level of job satisfaction and an appreciation for teaching and mentoring at the university.
(July 26, 2010)
'Our community recognizes that Georgetown is a special place to work. This survey helps us better understand the day-to-day work experience of our faculty and staff...' -- Mary Anne Mahin, vice president and chief human resources officer