Hofstra University has been named as a “Great College to Work For” for the tenth consecutive year, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 11th annual report on The Academic Workplace, which was released today.
In the 2018 Great Colleges to Work For survey, Hofstra was recognized for excellence in eight of 12 categories versus 7 categories in 2017: Collaborative Governance; Facilities, Workspace & Security; Job Satisfaction; Professional/Career Development Programs; Respect and Appreciation; Supervisor/Department Chair Relationship; Teaching Environment (Faculty Only); and Tenure Clarity & Process.
In addition to being named a Great College to Work For, Hofstra was also named a 2018 Honor Roll institution because it was highly rated across multiple categories.
“The Hofstra University community is a very collegial and engaged group of scholars and professionals who share one goal: We all want to help young people reach their full potential,” said President Stuart Rabinowitz. “We understand our common purpose, whether it is through advising students on a major or career, or encouraging great teaching, the kind that changes students’ lives. We have a singular focus: our students and their success.”
Hofstra is one of only 84 schools recognized.
The Chronicle Great Colleges to Work For program was created to “recognize institutions that have been successful in creating great workplaces, and to further our research and understanding of the factors, dynamics and influences that have the most impact on organizational culture at institutions of higher education.”
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, administrators, and professional support staff. The primary factor in deciding whether an institution 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.