Great College to Work For – Workplace Recognition | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
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A Great College to Work For

Based on the results of an employee engagement survey administered by ModernThink and the Great Colleges to Work For program, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for!

TTUHSC was recognized as an institution that excels in four categories: Job Satisfaction & Support; Compensation & Benefits; Professional Development; Faculty & Staff Well-being.

The results of the 2021 Great Colleges to Work For survey, released in a special insert of the Chronicle of Higher Education, are based on employee feedback from colleges and universities nationwide. In all, 70 of the 196 institutions that participated achieved “Great Colleges to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies. 

2021 Recognition Areas

The Great Colleges to Work For® program is one of the largest and most respected workplace recognition programs in the country. All of the program analysis was conducted by ModernThink, an organizational development firm with particular survey and “Best Place to Work” expertise. The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received recognition was employee feedback. 

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Job Satisfaction & Support

This recognition category is based on satisfaction with job fit, autonomy and resources. 

"I appreciate the community within my team. I moved to Lubbock specifically for this job, and I have found a home within TTUHSC. The individuals I work with are genuinely good people. I also appreciate the flexibility, especially during COVID." – Anonymous team member


Compensation & Benefits

The perception that one is compensated fairly and that benefits are adequate plays in important role in employees feeling valued and respected. This recognition category is based on survey items capturing satisfaction with the benefits offered and compensation.

"As a state institution, TTUHSC offers excellent stability and benefits. Our President is a very approachable individual who has done an excellent job navigating us through the pandemic. She is a true trailblazer for women in higher education." – Anonymous team member

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Professional Development

Support for faculty/staff professional development is critical both in terms of building organizational capacity and supporting individual development needs.

"I appreciate the fact that TTUHSC has given me the ability, resources, guidance and encouragement to continue to learn and grow not only as an employee, but also as a person. TTUHSC has given me more than just a great job, they have provided me with purpose." – Anonymous team member

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Faculty & Staff Well-being

With roots in work/life balance and wellness models, this category is based on employment experiences such as the opportunity to do meaningful work, the support for work/life balance and the experience of a safe working environment.

"During the pandemic, TTUHSC has done an excellent job protecting and valuing team members and our health. I am so grateful. I work with some of the best people who care and help each other during difficult times." – Anonymous team member

Survey Findings

While recognition as a Great College to Work For is based on the results of the employee survey, ModernThink compiled and shared additional information and survey response data. This data is vital to our leadership and campus communities, and will help inform institutional priorities and initiatives.

Survey Structure and Participation


Past Participation

TTUHSC was recognized in 2019 in five categories - Collaborative Governance; Teaching Environment (Faculty Only); Facilities, Workspace & Security; Job Satisfaction; Confidence in Senior Leadership. In 2021, the categories were changed to reflect an updated survey, and now total 10 recognition categories versus 12. LEARN MORE »

Looking Forward 

The survey has provided leadership with valuable feedback that will be used to continue improving TTUHSC's workplace culture. Exclusive information will soon be made available on the TTUHSC intranet for current team members. Stay tuned to Statline and make plans to join upcoming HSC Huddles to keep current on next steps and ongoing initiatives.


Additional Information

Have Questions?
Read the full press release, or visit the Great Colleges website to find out more. For other inquiries, please email the TTUHSC Office of People and Values at 

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