CUMU Members Recognized as Great College to Work for 2017

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently released its special report Great Colleges to Work For 2017. This special report explores how academics are breaking down some of the barriers that prevent them from building stronger ties with one another and with their local communities.

We are more than pleased that the following CUMU members were recognized in this report.

Institution Name Recognition Categories President’s Statement
Florida International University Collaborative Governance; Compensation & Benefits; Confidence in Senior Leadership; Diversity; Facilities, Workspace & Security; Job Satisfaction; Professional/Career Development Programs; Respect and Appreciation; Supervisor/Department Chair Relationship; Teaching Environment (faculty only); Tenure Clarity & Process (faculty only/4-year only); Work/Life Balance At FIU, we are passionate about our students and our community. Urgency about student achievement, community engagement, and making the world a better place drives us. Our university operates as a 24/7/365 solutions center with a sense of inclusivity, respect, and optimism. We serve as an anchor institution and a beacon of hope and opportunity for our community. —Mark B. Rosenberg
Miami Dade College Collaborative Governance; Compensation & Benefits; Confidence in Senior Leadership; Diversity; Job Satisfaction; Professional/Career Development Programs; Respect and Appreciation; Supervisor/Department Chair Relationship; Teaching Environment (faculty only); Work/Life Balance Miami Dade College is a unique academic environment where employees and students thrive while giving back to their community and making a difference as engaged global citizens. At MDC, we support a spirit of innovation, inclusion, and integrity, where employees enjoy collaborating with colleagues who are equally passionate about their jobs. I am proud to lead such a dynamic and diverse team. There really is no better place to work than here at Democracy’s College. —Eduardo J. Padron
University of Central Oklahoma Collaborative Governance; Confidence in Senior Leadership; Job Satisfaction; Professional/Career Development Programs; Respect and Appreciation; Supervisor/Department Chair Relationship; Teaching Environment (faculty only); Tenure Clarity & Process (faculty only/4-year only); Work/Life Balance Our focus is to help students learn and to take care of one another. These characteristics have been cited by students, faculty, and staff as enduring traits. Our transformative learning paradigm, UCO’s Central Six, pivots on student success within and beyond disciplinary knowledge. We embrace this work to shape the lives of those who will shape society. Our values of character, civility, and community have emerged over time by the best of our daily actions. —Don Betz
Weber State University Collaborative Governance; Confidence in Senior Leadership; Facilities, Workspace & Security; Job Satisfaction; Professional/Career Development Programs; Respect and Appreciation; Teaching Environment (faculty only); Tenure Clarity & Process (faculty only/4-year only); Work/Life Balance At Weber State University, we put teaching first. Our employees share a vision of Weber State University being the national model for an open-enrollment university, and we cherish our unique ability to welcome anyone who has a dream. Our faculty and staff find fulfillment through enabling students to make their dreams happen. This makes Weber State a great college to work for. —Chuck Wight