[From the Chronicle of Higher Education, July 2017]
In this digital age, maintaining a sense of community in the workplace takes special effort.
As job pressures grow and technology makes it possible to work almost anywhere, some academics feel a loss of collegiality, even as others are establishing new scholarly identities and networks online.
A strong sense of community is a priority for many of the colleges recognized in this year's Great Colleges to Work For survey, which was based on the responses of more than 45,000 people at 232 institutions.
Our 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. In some cases, that means revamping physical spaces, and even tenure-and-promotion policies, to encourage more interaction, more interdisciplinary work, and more community service.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore made the list for its "Collaborative Governance; Compensation & Benefits; Confidence in Senior Leadership."