St. Charles Community College is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
The results, released today in The Chronicle’s seventh annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of more than 43,000 employees at 278 colleges and universities.
In all, only 92 of the 278 institutions achieved “Great College to Work For®” recognition for specific best practices and policies. Results are reported for small, medium and large institutions, with SCC included among the medium universities and colleges with 3,000 to 9,999 students.
SCC won honors this year in the category of Facilities, Workspaces, and Security. The results confirm that SCC facilities adequately meet needs, the appearance of the campus is pleasing, and the institution takes steps to provide a secure environment.
“This is a very satisfying affirmation of St. Charles Community College. As affirming as this is, our real goal is not recognition – it’s being a community that values the needs and contributions of every individual. In that sense everyone at SCC helps to make this a great place to work,” said SCC President Ron Chesbrough, Ph.D.
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“The institutions that the Great Colleges program recognizes provide innovative educational experiences – while also offering their employees outstanding workplace experiences – and we are eager to help readers learn more about them,” said Liz McMillen, The Chronicle’s editor.
The survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institutional audit that captured demographics and workplace policies from each institution, and a survey administered to faculty, administrators, and professional support staff. The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received recognition was the employee feedback.
To administer the survey and analyze the results, The Chronicle worked with ModernThink LLC, a strategic human capital consulting firm that has conducted numerous “Best Places to Work” programs, surveying hundreds of thousands of employees nationwide.
Great Colleges to Work For® is one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country. For more information and to view all the results of the survey, visit The Chronicle’s website.
St. Charles Community College is a public, comprehensive two-year community college with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. For more information, visit www.stchas.edu.
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