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 TCNJ included among the medium universities (3,000 to 9,999 students).
TCNJ won honors in the Tenure Clarity and Process category. TCNJ is also the only New Jersey institution to be featured on the list.
“We are pleased to be recognized as a 2014 Great College to Work For,” said Gregory Pogue, vice president for Human Resources. “It signifies our engagement in developing a culture and climate around work/life balance and the highest workplace quality for our most valuable assets. The recognition by the Chronicle of Higher Education confirms the commitment of our president, cabinet, deans, faculty and staff in creating and sustaining a world-class institution.”
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“The institutions that the Great Colleges program recognizes provide innovation 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 employee feedback.