Centre named one of Chronicle’s 2015 Great Colleges to Work For
Centre College has once again been lauded as a premier educational institution, this time for its outstanding reputation as an employer. It is among 86 schools identified as one of the Great Colleges to Work For, excelling in several of 12 categories that also qualifies it as one of only 42 Honor Roll Institutions.
The results, released today in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s eighth annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of 281 colleges and universities. The Chronicle, a professional source for news, jobs and information for college and university administrators and faculty, partnered with ModernThink, a research and consulting leader in workplace issues that has supported a wide variety of “Best Place to Work” initiatives.
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, professional support staff and all salaried and hourly staff. The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received recognition was the employee feedback.
Centre earned top marks in several of the report’s Great Colleges categories, including job satisfaction, respect and appreciation, professional/career-development programs and teaching environment.
“We are pleased to have been selected again for the 2015 Great Colleges to Work For,” Director of Human Resources and Administrative Services Kay Drake said. “Our faculty and staff have created a strong community that enhances our work life and enables us to continue to move the College forward.”
“The Chronicle’s Great Colleges to Work For program shows how the colleges and universities on the list are getting it right. They’re leaders in creating environments where smart people enjoy their work,” Editor of The Chronicle Liz McMillen said.
She continued, “The selection process is rigorous and being named to the list is a tremendous accomplishment, but it also positions colleges and universities well to recruit the people that make them a success.”
The inclusive and innovative working atmosphere at Centre benefits students above all, allowing them to engage with a dedicated staff committed to their success.
“Centre College is a great place to work because it is populated with people who do ‘great things’ in all aspects of the enterprise,” Centre President John A. Roush said. “The culture here resembles that of a fully functional family—supportive, challenging, joyful, fun and prepared to come to each other’s aid in times of need. We may have different assignments, but all of us are focused on a common cause.”
by Elise L. Murrell
July 20, 2015