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The Chronicle For Higher Education Names Endicott College a “2017 Great College to Work For”

July 18, 2017

Endicott College is a great college to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities.

The results, released today in The Chronicle’s tenth annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of 232 colleges and universities, including 155 four-year institutions and 77 two-year institutions.

Of the 232 participating institutions, only 79 achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition. Results are reported for small, medium, and large institutions, with Endicott included among the medium universities with 3,000 to 9,999 students.

Resulting from the 2017 survey, Endicott won honors in eight of the 12 categories this year and made it on the study’s honor roll for the seventh time in eight years. The eight categories of honors that Endicott garnered this year include:

  • Collaborative Governance: Faculty members are appropriately involved in decisions related to academic programs.
  • Compensation and Benefits: Pay is fair, and benefits meet the needs of employees.
  • Confidence in Senior Leadership: Leaders have the necessary knowledge, skills, and experience for institutional success.
  • Facilities, Workspace, and Security: Facilities adequately meet needs, the appearance of the campus is pleasing, and the institution takes steps to provide a secure environment.
  • Job Satisfaction: Provides insight into the satisfaction with job fit, autonomy, and resources.
  • Professional/Career-Development: Employees are given the opportunity to develop skills and understand requirements to advance in their careers.
  • Respect and Appreciation: Employees are regularly recognized for their contributions.
  • Teaching Environment: Faculty members say the institution recognizes innovative and high-quality teaching.

“While Endicott has significantly grown over the last two decades, it has been able to sustain its tight-knit community feel which is one of the College’s strongest traits,” said Endicott College President Dr. Richard E. Wylie. “We are fortunate to have faculty and staff who are dedicated to both their careers and students, and these survey results prove how that passion translates into a successful workplace.”

The survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institutional audit that captured demographics and workplace policies, 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.

“Ten years in, the Great Colleges to Work For distinction is well-known by academic jobseekers as a sign that an institution’s employees are valued and given opportunities for growth even when they face financial constraints,” said Liz McMillen, editor of The Chronicle. “Any college or university that’s on the list is showing that they emphasize one of their most valuable assets: their faculty and staff.”

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 comprehensive workplace studies in higher education. For more information and to view all the results of the survey, visit The Chronicle’s website at http://www.chronicle.com/interactives/greatcolleges17/honorroll

 

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