For the fourth consecutive year, the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) was chosen as one of the Great Colleges to Work For in the country, according to a survey by the “Chronicle of Higher Education,” the nation’s most important source of news about colleges and universities. In addition, for the third consecutive year, UIW is one of only 10 universities to attain the prestigious Honor Roll designation in its size category.

On August 6, The Chronicle’s fifth annual report on The Academic Workplace released its results, which were based on a survey of more than 46,000 employees at 294 colleges and universities.

Only 103 of the total 294 institutions achieved Great Colleges to Work For recognition for specific practices and policies. Results were reported for small, medium and large institutions. UIW is one of two four-year universities in Texas to attain the Top 10 Honor Roll designation in the medium-size category (universities with enrollment between 3,000 and 9,999 students).

“This is terrific recognition for UIW,” said President Dr. Lou Agnese. “It’s a prestigious honor that continues to speak volumes of the positive environment we strive to create at Incarnate Word.”

UIW won honors in the categories of Collaborative Governance; Professional/ Career Development Programs; Teaching Environment (faculty only); Job Satisfaction; Respect and Appreciation; and Tenure Clarity & Process (faculty only/4- year only).