College Named a “2011 Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education
(Delaware & Chester County, PA) Delaware County Community College was honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education asone of the best colleges in the nation to work for. The results, released today in The Chronicle’s fourth annual report on the Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of more than 44,000 employees at 310 colleges and universities nationwide.
Only 111 of the 310 institutions achieved “Great Colleges to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies. Results were reported for small, medium and large institutions. Delaware County Community College was included among the large institutions with 10,000 or more students.
“This is an extremely rewarding affirmation,” said Dr. Jerry Parker, president of the College. “It marks the progress toward our strategic goal to enhance employee capacity to learn, overall satisfaction, and commitment to achieving the College’s mission. It shows we are part of a community that values the needs and contributions of every individual. We all help to make Delaware County Community College a great place to work,” added Parker.
The College was recognized for excellence in Professional/Career Development Programs; Compensation and Benefits; Job Satisfaction; Work/Life Balance; Confidence in Senior Leadership; Respect and Appreciation; and Diversity. In addition, it was named to the 2011 Honor Roll for being recognized in the greatest number of categories.
The national recognition is 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 employee feedback. The Chronicle collaborated with Modern Think LLC, a strategic human capital consulting firm, to administer the survey and analyze the results.
“Great College to Work For” is one of the largest and most respected workplace recognition programs in the country.
Founded in 1967, Delaware County Community College is the center of educational opportunity in Delaware and Chester counties with more than 28,000 students enrolled each year. Students who are working toward a bachelor’s degree, advancing their career with an associate degree or professional certificate, or taking a course for personal fulfillment find themselves here.
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