July 25, 2011
Rollins has been recognized in Great Colleges to Work For 2011, according to rankings released today by The Chronicle of Higher Education. This is the third consecutive year that Rollins was recognized as a Great College to Work For. The results of the fourth annual survey were announced in a special supplement of The Chronicle.
“We are very pleased that Rollins has been recognized as a leader among The Chronicle’s Great Colleges to Work For,” said Rollins President Lewis Duncan. “The survey results confirm that Rollins stands out in many areas, but the caliber of our faculty and staff is equally noteworthy. It is a pleasure for us all to work with such great colleagues.”
The Chronicle of Higher Education's Great Colleges to Work For rankings are based on responses from nearly 44,000 administrators, faculty and staff at 310 four-year and two-year institutions. All accredited institutions in the United States are invited to participate in the survey, and participation is free.
The assessment process had two components: a questionnaire about institutional characteristics and a faculty/staff questionnaire about individuals' evaluations of their institutions. The assessment also included an analysis of demographic data and workplace policies at each participating college or university. The questionnaires were administered online in March and April of this year.
This is the third consecutive year Rollins was named to the Honor Roll for medium-sized institutions (3,000 to 9,999 students), which identifies four-year and two-year colleges that were cited in the most categories.
The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Great Colleges to Work For program recognizes small groups of colleges (based on enrollment size) for specific best practices and policies, such as compensation and benefits, faculty administration relations, and confidence in senior leadership.
According to the The Chronicle, nearly 44,000 professors, administrators and staff members from 310 colleges participated in the survey. Of the participating institutions, 111 were recognized as Great Colleges, meaning they stood out in at least one of 12 categories. Rollins was recognized in five survey categories: job satisfaction; work/life balance; supervisor/department-chair relationship; facilities and professional/career development programs. Rollins Leadership Academy, the College's 12-week leadership development program that is open to all employees, was cited as one reason Rollins stood out in the professional/career development category.
By Lauren Bradley
Office of Public Relations & Community Affairs
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