Mason Named a ‛2013 Great College to Work For’ by The Chronicle of Higher Education

Posted: July 22, 2013 at 5:00 am, Last Updated: July 24, 2013 at 7:20 am

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By Beth Pullias

Mason regularly recognizes employees for their professional achievements and contributions to the university. Creative Services photos

Mason regularly recognizes employees for their professional achievements and contributions to the university. Above, Beth Cabrera and President Ángel Cabrera congratulate Jennifer Robinson at a recognition ceremony. Creative Services photo

For the sixth year in a row, George Mason University has been named one of the best colleges to work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

“We are honored that The Chronicle has recognized Mason in its Great Colleges to Work For list,” says Linda H. Harber, associate vice president for Human Resources and Payroll.  “We are particularly pleased that for the last six years, Mason has received recognition for work/life and respect and appreciation. Both of these categories speak to Mason’s special culture of flexibility and gratitude.  It is this culture, reinforced every day by Mason’s faculty and staff, that will ensure Mason continues to be sought after as a wonderful place to work and learn.”

Mason was honored in the following two categories:

  • Work/Life Balance: “College policies give employees the flexibility to manage their lives on the job and at home.” Resources and information are available on the Work/Life at Mason page.
  • Respect and Appreciation: “Employees are regularly recognized for their contributions.” All the many ways to say thank you to someone for a job well done are listed at the Reward and Recognition page.

The Chronicle’s annual list is based on a two-part assessment process: an institutional application that captured demographics and workplace policies from each institution; and a random survey administered to faculty, administrators and professional support staff. This year, Mason also participated in a pilot project that surveyed adjunct faculty for the first time.

The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received recognition was the employee feedback.

Mason is one of 97 institutions that made the list this year. Additional information on The Great Colleges to Work For Program is available at

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