The results, released in the newspaper's seventh annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of more than 43,000 employees at 278 colleges and universities. A random group of 400 W&L faculty, administrators and staff received the survey, and the overall response rate was 45 percent.
In all, only 92 institutions achieved the recognition for specific best practices and policies. Results are reported for small, medium, and large institutions, with Washington and Lee
included among the small universities with 2,999 students or fewer.
W&L won honors in the Compensation & Benefits category.
"This is a very satisfying affirmation of Washington and Lee, but our goal is not recognition — it's being a community that values the needs and contributions of every individual. In that sense everyone at W&L helps to make this a great place to work," said university President Kenneth P. Ruscio.