Co-Lin named a "2020 Great College to Work For"

Co-Lin is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Great Colleges to Work For® program.

The results, released today in a special insert of The Chronicle of Higher Education, are based on a survey of 221 colleges and universities. In all, 79 of the 221 institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies. Results are reported for small, medium, and large institutions, with Co-Lin included among the medium universities with 3,000 to 9,999 students.

Co-Lin earned Honor Roll recognition in five categories this year:

  • Confidence in Senior Leadership
  • Professional/Career Development Programs
  • Respect and Appreciation
  • Supervisor/Department Chair Relationship
  • Work/Life Balance

“This is a wonderful affirmation of Co-Lin's efforts to provide a great work environment, but the real goal is not the recognition- it's being a family-oriented institution that values the needs and contributions of every individual,” said Co-Lin President Dr. Jane Hulon Sims. "In that sense, everyone at Co-Lin helps to make this a great place to work."

The survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institution questionnaire that captured employment data 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.

The Great Colleges to Work For® program is one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country. For more information and to view all current and previous recognized institutions, visit the Great Colleges program website at ModernThink, a strategic human capital consulting firm, administered the survey and analyzed the results.

About ModernThink LLC:

As a research and consulting leader in workplace issues, ModernThink has supported a wide variety of “Best Place to Work” initiatives. Through these programs, the firm has gained substantial survey and industry expertise, including specific insight into higher education. ModernThink knows what it takes to build a great place to work and shares that know-how with its clients. The ModernThink team of organizational development experts is dedicated to helping colleges follow through and capitalize on feedback from employees and benchmark data from peers to drive meaningful change at their institutions.  Learn more about the Great Colleges to Work For® program, including all current and previous recognized institutions, at and about ModernThink at