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Workin' It: University of Houston picks up another national honor
The University of Houston just keeps raking in the honors.
For the first time, UH has been named to The Chronicle of Higher Education's annual list of Great Colleges to Work For.
The publication cites UH's diversity as its most standout characteristic, noting that university president and chancellor Renu Khator is the first Indian immigrant to hold such a position in the United States.
The school — one of only four large four-year institutions to receive high marks in diversity — was also helped by the fact that 60 percent of its faculty members come from a racial or ethnic minority.
In order to create the list, The Chronicleof Higher Education surveyed 44,000 people affiliated with 310 institutions. Two- and four-year degree programs were included in the survey.
The survey's questions split into 12 dimensions, with each representing a category of excellence for which institutions can be recognized.
UH was recognized in four of the 12 dimensions: diversity, teaching environment, respect and appreciation (as a part of an overarching compensation category) and collaborative governance.
Other Texas institutions of higher learning honored were the Lone Star College system, Sam Houston State University, Texas Christian University, Abilene Christian University, Baylor University, Austin College and Hardin-Simmons University.