Fifth Annual Survey

Great Colleges To Work For 2012

Meet 103 of the best colleges in the country, rated by their faculty and staff. In our fifth annual Great Colleges to Work For survey, nearly 47,000 employees evaluated their colleges in 12 categories, such as job satisfaction, teaching environment, and benefits. You can read the complete list of colleges, see exceptional performers in our Honor Roll, search particular categories, compare different institutions, and learn about our methodology. The survey shows, among many things, how important respect and appreciation are to employees. And a series of news features show ways that good relationships with supervisors help Great Colleges cope with crises, how they foster shared governance, and how they create attractive compensation.

Beating On-the-Job Pressure

People in academe feel busier than ever. Budget cuts, demanding jobs, and omnipresent technology call for more time, more energy, more 'do more with less.' Our news features focus not just on how to keep your head above water, but also on how to enjoy the swim: Ways to maintain focus on the important items, strategies for unplugging, balancing work and family, the psychology of the 'get it done' personality, skills needed by the 21st century professor, and more.