(Posted July 17, 2018)

Amber Boring '18 

Amber Boring '18 

Huntingdon, Pa. —Juniata College has received its 11th consecutive honor as one of 84 colleges or universities nationwide named as a "Great College to Work For" in the 2018 edition of the annual Chronicle of Higher Education survey. Juniata has been included on the list every year since The Chronicle of Higher Education began the survey in 2008.

The results, released in the Chronicle’s annual report on The Academic Workplace and published in the weekly’s July 20 issue, are based on a survey of 253 colleges and universities, of which 165 are four-year colleges (95 private and 70 public) and 88 are two-year colleges.

All accredited institutions of higher education in the United States with an enrollment of greater than 500 students are invited to participate in the survey at no cost.

The 2018 survey includes Juniata in its "Small College" category. The "Small College" division (499 employees or fewer) highlighted Juniata in two out of 12 categories: “Teaching Environment” and “Tenure Clarity & Process.”

The categories have specific meaning. A strong score in “Teaching Environment” shows faculty members know the College recognizes innovative and high-quality teaching. A top score in “Tenure Clarity and Process” indicates requirements for tenure are clear and the process is fair.

“It is an honor to again earn recognition in the Great Colleges to Work For report. It is also a great reminder of the importance of the people who make Juniata distinctive.” --President James A. Troha

“It is an honor to again earn recognition in the Great Colleges to Work For report,” says Juniata College President James A. Troha.” It is also a great reminder of the importance of the people who make Juniata distinctive.”

The Chronicle’s “Great Colleges to Work For” survey is the largest and most comprehensive workplace study in higher education.

The survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institutional audit that captured demographics and workplace policies, and a survey administered to faculty, administrators, and professional support staff. The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received recognition was the employee feedback.

To administer the survey and analyze the results, The Chronicle worked with ModernThink LLC, a strategic human capital consulting firm that has conducted numerous “Best Places to Work” programs, surveying hundreds of thousands of employees nationwide.

The only other small college in Pennsylvania to make the list was Gettybsurg College. Aside from Juniata and Gettysburg, other Pennsylvania colleges and universities among those recognized were Delaware County Community College, Salus University, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, and Widener University. 

Contact Gabe Welsch at welschg@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.