Quinnipiac named a '2013 Great College to Work For®'

The Arnold Bernhard Library at Quinnipiac University
The Arnold Bernhard Library at Quinnipiac University

July 22, 2013 - Quinnipiac is 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 July 22 in The Chronicle's sixth annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of more than 44,000 employees at 300 colleges and universities.

In all, only 97 of the 300 institutions achieved "Great College to Work For" recognition for specific best practices and policies. Results are reported for small, medium and large institutions, with Quinnipiac included among the medium universities with 3,000 to 9,999 students.

Quinnipiac won honors in eight categories this year:

Job satisfaction
Confidence in senior leadership
Collaborative Governance
Professional/Career Development Programs
Teaching Environment
Compensation & Benefits
Respect and Appreciation
Tenure Clarity & Process

"The Chronicle of Higher Education's recognition of Quinnipiac University as a 'Great College to Work For' is truly a tremendous honor," said Ronald Mason, vice president for human resources. "It's a testament to the outstanding team of administrators, faculty and staff who work tirelessly to provide our students an extraordinary educational experience while adhering to Quinnipiac's three core values: providing high quality academic programs, a student-oriented environment and a strong sense of community. We are pleased that our employees recognize and appreciate the unique nature of working in an environment where each of them is part of a team that contributes to Quinnipiac's excellence in higher education."

The Chronicle is the nation's most important source 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.

The 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 more information and to view all the results of the survey, visit The Chronicle's Web site.