Francis Marion University once again has been recognized as a Great Colleges to Work For® Honor Roll School by The Chronicle of Higher Education, the leading journal of university and college life.
FMU’s ranking is part of The Chronicle’s ninth annual report on the Academic Workplace Special Issue, which will be available to subscribers and the public on July 22. The recognition is based primarily on a survey administered to faculty and staff in universities across the country , and compiled by a third party, Modern Think, a nationally recognized business consultant to universities and other institutions.
FMU is one of 92 colleges or universities recognized by The Chronicle, and the only university in South Carolina recognized as an Honor Roll school -- meaning FMU excelled in multiple categories of distinction.
This is the fourth consecutive year that FMU has been recognized as a Great Colleges Honor Roll school.
Schools that receive distinction ratings of 70 percent or higher in any of the 12 rating categories covered by the survey are recognized as a Great College to Work For.
FMU President Dr. Fred Carter says the recognition is a fitting tribute to the university’s 500 employees.
“FMU is proud to be recognized. Of course, we’re ever mindful that this recognition truly reflects the quality of our faculty and staff,” says Carter. “They are a group of highly educated and trained professionals who care deeply about this university and our students. This makes Francis Marion not simply a “Great College to Work For”, but a great college in every respect.”
For the second straight year, FMU received high marks in 10 of the 12 categories.
FMU's employees reported high satisfaction in Collaborative Governance; Confidence in Senior Leadership; Facilities, Workspace & Security; Job Satisfaction; Professional/Career Development Programs; Respect and Appreciation; Supervisor/Department Chair Relationship; Teaching Environment; Tenure Clarity and Process; and Work/Life Balance.