July 6, 2009
Webster University Recognized Nationally as One of Top “Great Colleges to Work For”Click Here to View the Article
ST. LOUIS, July 6, 2009 – The Chronicle of Higher Education ranked Webster University in the “Honor Roll” or top 10, of its second annual “Great Colleges to Work For” survey. Webster University is categorized as a four-year institution with 10,000 or more students. The Chronicle is widely considered the most respected publication serving the academic community. Webster University also received top honors in the 2008 survey.
The national survey ranked Webster University in the top 10 in 16 out of 28 categories, including: healthy faculty-administration relations; collaborative governance; supervisor/department chair relationship; overall satisfaction with benefits; health insurance; tuition reimbursement; 403b or 401k; life insurance; post-retirement benefits; work/life balance; confidence in senior leadership; internal communications; connection to institution and pride; perception of and confidence in fair treatment; respect and appreciation; and policies, resources and efficiency.
Webster shares top honors in its category with nine universities including Cornell University, Duke University, Emory University and University of Notre Dame. More than 41,000 administrators, faculty members and staff members at 247 colleges and universities responded to the survey. Survey results will appear in a special academic workplace supplement to this week’s issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education.
“This announcement today by The Chronicle came on my third day as Webster University’s 11th president,” said Dr. Elizabeth J. Stroble. “I experienced the warm, friendly and supportive culture at Webster the first time I visited. It is an honor for the faculty and staff to be recognized nationally among peers for the outstanding work environment they’ve helped create throughout the Webster University network. The Board of Trustees has empowered the university to continue to build a workplace in which everyone at Webster–faculty, staff and students–flourishes.”
With its home campus in St. Louis, Webster University is a worldwide institution committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence. Founded in 1915, Webster offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs through five schools and colleges, and a global network of more than 100 campuses. Its 20,000-plus student population represents almost 150 nationalities. The University’s core values include excellence in teaching, joining theory and practice, small class sizes, and educating students to be lifelong independent learners, fully prepared to participate in an increasingly international society.
Since opening its first campus overseas in Geneva in 1978, Webster has become a recognized leader and innovator in global education, with an international presence that now includes campuses in London; Vienna; Amsterdam and Leiden, the Netherlands; Shanghai, Shenzhen and Chengdu, China; and Bangkok and Cha-am, Thailand. Webster also has educational partnerships with universities in Mexico and Japan.