Co-Lin selected "Great College to Work For 2018"
WASHINGTON, D.C. – For the second time, Copiah-Lincoln Community College has been selected as 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 were released in The Chronicle’s 11th annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of 253 colleges and universities.
Only 84 of the institutions that applied for the program achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition. Results are reported for small, medium, and large institutions, with Copiah-Lincoln Community College included among the medium colleges and universities with 3,000 to 9,999 students.
Co-Lin was one of only four community colleges in Mississippi and one of only 24 two-year colleges in the nation to receive the honor this year.
Co-Lin won honors in 10 of 11 categories this year Collaborative Governance; Compensation & Benefits; Confidence in Senior Leadership; Facilities, Workspace & Security; Job Satisfaction; Professional/Career Development Programs; Respect and Appreciation; Supervisor/Department Chair Relationship; Teaching Environment (faculty only); and Work/Life Balance.
“We are extremely proud of our employees and the role they play in student success,” said Co-Lin President Dr. Jane G. Hulon. “It is gratifying to know they feel supported and appreciated as they perform their jobs. We believe Co-Lin is a special place. It is great to know our employees share this same feeling.”
Great Colleges to Work For is the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country.
“The Great Colleges to Work for distinction is well-known by academic job seekers as a sign that 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.”
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, administrations, and professional support staff. The primary factor in deciding whether an institutional 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.
For more information and to view all the results of the survey, visit The Chronicle’s Web site https://www.chronicle.com/interactives/greatcolleges18