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APSU earns fifth consecutive "Great Colleges to Work For" recognition

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – For the fifth consecutive year, Austin Peay State University is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a recent survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. In addition, APSU is the only four-year university in Tennessee to make the national publication’s “Great Colleges to Work For 2016” list.

The results were released today, July 18, in The Chronicle’s ninth annual report on The Academic Workplace.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – For the fifth consecutive year, Austin Peay State University is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a recent survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. In addition, APSU is the only four-year university in Tennessee to make the national publication’s “Great Colleges to Work For 2016” list.

The results were released today, July 18, in The Chronicle’s ninth annual report on The Academic Workplace.

“Austin Peay is a great place to work because the faculty and staff come to campus every day with the goal of providing our students with a transformative educational experience,” APSU President Alisa White said. “Their commitment to this institution continues to impress me, and this recognition reflects the sense of pride we all feel in preparing the world’s next generation of leaders.”

In all, only 93 out of 281 institutions achieved “Great Colleges to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies. APSU was honored because of its teaching environment and its tenure clarity and process.

The results are based on a survey of employees at APSU. 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.

One of the key differences that contributes to how well a college moves forward is the quality of its communication, with both internal and external audiences,” Richard K. Boyer, founding partner with ModernThink LLC, said. It’s probably not surprising, then, to see that when examining institutions that consistently rank high on the Great Colleges to Work For survey, it’s clear that the quality of their communication helps create an environment in which faculty and staff members want to work.”

Great Colleges to Work For is one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country. For more information and to view all the results of the survey, visit The Chronicle’s Web link at http://chronicle.com/interactives/greatcolleges16.  

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