BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo again has been
recognized as a great place to work, making The Chronicle of Higher
Education’s annual list of “great colleges to work
for” for the sixth straight year.
UB was among 97 institutions receiving the honor for 2013 based
on a survey completed by nearly 45,000 faculty, staff and
administrators at 300 institutions.
For the rankings, colleges were grouped according to their size
based on overall student enrollment – small, medium or large
– and whether they are a two-year or four-year
They then were judged on 12 features of excellent academic
workplaces – such as teaching environment, diversity and job
satisfaction and support – based on employees’
responses on a five-point scale to 60 statements, such as
“Senior leadership provides a clear direction for this
institution’s future” or “Promotions in my
department are based on a person’s ability.”
Recognition in each of the 12 categories, except for diversity,
was given to the 10 highest-scoring institutions in each size for
four-year colleges and the four highest-scoring in each size for
two-year colleges. In the diversity category, three four-year and
three two-year colleges were recognized.
The survey was administered by ModernThink LLC, a human resource
consulting company, in partnership with The Chronicle.
UB was recognized in two categories: Compensation &
Benefits, and Work/Life Balance.
The Chronicle noted that UB employees have access to the
programs and expertise of the university’s new Institute for
Person-Centered Care, “the first of its kind
nationwide” to provide services for the frail and elderly.
The publication also praised the university’s
“state-of-the-art” child care center, which recently
renovated its locations on the North and South campuses.
“We are pleased UB was again recognized by The Chronicle
as a great place to work,” said Laura Hubbard, vice president
for finance and administration. “This is an honor shared by
everyone at UB who helps make the university a collegial, equitable
and supportive workplace.”
Visit The Chronicle’s website to see the full list of