The College of St. Scholastica has been named a Great College to Work For in a national survey.
St. Scholastica is noted for its tuition reimbursement policy, through which employees and their families receive tuition assistance at St. Scholastica and partner colleges and universities.
"We appreciate this recognition," said Lori Collard, vice president for Human Resources at St. Scholastica. "The Great Colleges to Work For program has quickly established itself as a widely recognized benchmark in American higher education."
The Great Colleges to Work For program recognizes colleges and universities that are great places to work and compiles detailed benchmarking data about industry trends. It is based upon a survey sponsored by the Chronicle of Higher Education, a leading news source about higher education in America. The program is in its second year; this is the first time St. Scholastica has participated.
The findings are at: http://chronicle.com/indepth/academicworkplace/
The program is higher education's version of the popular Fortune magazine survey, with a key difference: It does not rank institutions in one big list. Instead, the program recognizes small groups of colleges for specific best practices and policies.
Collard noted that St. Scholastica faculty and staff rated the College highly in many categories, with an overall job satisfaction rate that an analyst called "phenomenal."
More than 245 four- and two-year colleges nationwide completed the survey process. The results are based on responses from nearly 41,000 administrators, faculty members and staff members at those institutions.
To participate, each institution agreed to allow a survey to be administered to a randomly selected group of administrators, faculty, and staff as well as an institutional audit that collected demographics and workplace policies and practices.
The Chronicle of Higher Education, based in Washington, D.C., is subscribed to by more than 70,000 academics and has a total readership of 350,000.