AACC Named “Great College To Work For”

| August 13, 2012
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Anne Arundel Community College was named for the third consecutive year as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The results, released today in The Chronicle’s fifth annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of more than 46,000 employees at 294 colleges and universities.

In all, only 103 of the 294 institutions surveyed – and only 24 of 73 community colleges – achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies. Results are reported for small, medium, and large institutions, with AACC included among the large universities with 10,000 or more students.

AACC won honors in four categories this year:

  • ·         Collaborative Governance;
  • ·         Teaching Environment;
  • ·         Respect and Appreciation;
  • ·         Diversity

“Anne Arundel Community College has long enjoyed a national reputation for being a stellar community college that provides innovative programs and is responsive to the needs of the community,” said AACC President Dr. Dawn Lindsay, who on Aug. 1 became the college’s sixth president. “This is a great honor, one we have earned because of the dedicated and talented staff and faculty at AACC who continually work toward excellence in everything they do.”

The Chronicle is one of the nation’s major sources of news about colleges and universities.

“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,” said Liz McMillen, The Chronicle’s editor.

Survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institutional audit that captured demographics 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.

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. Great Colleges to Work For is one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country.

For information and to view all the results of the survey, visit The Chronicle’s website at http://chronicle.com/academicworkplace.

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