Yesterday we announced some exciting news – a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education named Endicott as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for. The survey results, released in The Chronicle’s fourth annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of nearly 44,000 employees at 310 colleges and universities.
In all, only 111 of the 310 institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies. In addition Endicott was noted as one of 41 institutions on the Honor Roll, the institutions that were recognized the most in their size categories.
Endicott won honors in eight out of 12 categories this year including: Collaborative Governance; Professional/Career Development Programs; Teaching Environment; Compensation & Benefits; Confidence in Senior Leadership; Supervisor/Department Chair Relationship; Respect and Appreciation; Tenure Clarity & Process.
From the findings:
“What Makes This College Great: With nature trails, three private beaches, and a Georgian mansion called the Tupper Manor, this oceanfront campus feels like a retreat. To this picturesque workplace, the college brings in local and national higher-education leaders for speaking events and provides on-site personal-teaching consultations on topics like classroom civility and curriculum development.”
What’s even more exciting is that Endicott was on this same list last year, reaching the Honor Roll and excelling in five categories: Collaborative Governance, Teaching Environment, Confidence in Senior Leadership, Respect and Appreciation, and Tenure Clarity and Process.
“This is a very satisfying affirmation of Endicott, but 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 Endicott helps to make this a great place to work,” said Endicott’s President, Dr. Richard E. Wylie.
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. We’re proud to be included once again!