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CU named a 'Great College to Work For' for second year

For the second consecutive year, a Chronicle of Higher Education survey has named Cornell to its "Great Colleges to Work For" listing.

"We are very proud to earn this recognition from The Chronicle of Higher Education," said Mary Opperman, vice president for human resources. "This award is particularly meaningful to us because it is derived from a survey of our faculty, staff and administration."

Of 150 colleges recognized, 39 institutions, including Cornell, appeared in the survey's "honor roll" highlighting schools that earn mention in multiple categories. The Chronicle's "Great Colleges to Work For" survey recognized Cornell for its collaborative governance, compensation and benefits, confidence in senior leadership, connection to institution and pride, facilities and security, faculty-administration relations, internal communications, job satisfaction, post-retirement benefits, respect and appreciation, and work/life balance.

"Despite the down economy, colleges are still hiring," said Jeffrey J. Selingo, Chronicle of Higher Education editor. "Through this program, The Chronicle is able to provide more information to job seekers about the colleges that are the leading innovators when it comes to providing a rewarding work environment."

Read the survey here: Information about work life and benefits at Cornell is available at:


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