The results, released today in The Chronicle’s eighth annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of 281 colleges and universities.
In all, only 86 of the 281 institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies. Results are reported for small, medium, and large institutions with Black River Technical College included among the universities and colleges with 2,999 students or fewer.
Black River Technical College won honors in following 3 categories:
- Work-Life Balance
- Supervisor/Department Chair Relationship
- Confidence in Senior Leadership
Even more impressive, BRTC was the only 2-year college in Arkansas to receive the honor and, with John Brown University, was 1 of 2 Arkansas institutions to achieve the honor.
“This is a very satisfying affirmation of Black River Technical College, but our real goal is not recognition – it’s being a community that values the needs and contributions of every individual. In that sense everyone at BRTC helps to make this a great place to work,” said Dr. Eric Turner, BRTC President.
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.