Hofstra University is one of the best colleges to work for among institutions of its size, according to the results of the sixth-annual Chronicle of Higher Education 2013 Great Colleges to Work For program, which were released today.
Hofstra was cited for best practices in three categories, and was one of just 73 four-year institutions to be recognized. The Great Colleges to Work For survey ranked Hofstra high in the following categories: supervisor/department chair relationship, teaching environment and tenure clarity and process.
The Chronicle’s 2013 Great Colleges to Work For® program recognizes small groups of colleges (based on enrollment size) for specific best practices and policies. Now in its sixth year, the Great Colleges program has become one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country. The complete results of the survey of more than 44,000 administrators, faculty and professional support staff members at 300 four- and two-year institutions can be viewed in a special supplement of The Chronicle (http://chronicle.com/section/Academic-Workplace-2013/729/).
“Creating a rewarding work environment that nurtures academic freedom, scholarship and classroom excellence is critical to the University’s reputation and service to its students,” said University President Stuart Rabinowitz. “This recognition byThe Chronicle of Higher Education is an affirmation of our efforts to make Hofstra a place that develops and supports faculty and staff, who in turn are dedicated to serving our students.”
To administer the survey and analyze the results, The Chronicle turned to ModernThink LLC, a strategic human capital consulting firm that has conducted numerous “Best Places to Work” programs, surveying hundreds of thousands of employees nationwide. The Great Colleges survey included a two-part assessment process: a survey administered to faculty, administrators, and professional support staff (the ModernThink Higher Education Insight Survey) and an institutional audit that captured demographics and workplace policies and practices from each institution. The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received a Great College to Work For recognition was the employee feedback.
Quote from The Chronicle of Higher Education:
“The Chronicle’s Great Colleges program provides readers with important information about the colleges and institutions we cover. The institutions that the Great Colleges program recognizes provide innovative educational experiences – while also offering their employees outstanding workplace experiences – and we are eager to help readers learn more about them.” Liz McMillen, editor, The Chronicle of Higher Education
About The Chronicle of Higher Education:
The Chronicle of Higher Education provides the academic community with an independent, global hub for news, sophisticated analysis, opinion, and engagement. Each week – in print, online athttp://chronicle.com, and on the iPad – The Chronicle is read by more college and university faculty members and administrators than any other source in higher education.
The Chronicle has been published since 1966 and is headquartered in Washington, D.C. with an editorial staff of more than 75 reporters, editors, visual artists, and Web producers, plus 15 correspondents stationed around the world.
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 athttp://www.modernthink.com.
About Hofstra University:
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution of higher education where more than 11,000 full and part-time students choose from undergraduate and graduate offerings in liberal arts and sciences, business, engineering, applied science, communication, education, health sciences and human services, honors studies, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law and the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.
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