College Named "Great College to Work For" Third Year in a Row
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Michelle Tooker, Public Relations
(Delaware and Chester Counties, PA)—For the third consecutive year, The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Delaware County Community College a Great College to Work For. The results were released as part of The Chronicle’s fifth annual report on the Academic Workplace in which more than 47,000 employees from 294 institutions around the country were surveyed. Out of the 103 colleges recognized overall, the College is one of only two, 2-year colleges in Pennsylvania to earn this distinction in 2012.
“The 2012 Great Colleges to Work For distinction continues to be an excellent benchmark that shows we are part of a community that values the needs and contributions of every individual, works well together toward student success, and helps to make Delaware County Community College a great place to work,” says College President Dr. Jerry Parker.
Great College to Work For is one of the largest and most-respected higher education workplace recognition programs in the country. This year’s assessment was administered by ModernThink LLC and consisted of two-parts: a questionnaire about institutional characteristics and a survey of faculty and staff members’ evaluations of their institution. The assessment also included an analysis of demographic data and workplace policies, including benefits, at each participating college.
Founded in 1967, Delaware County Community College is the center of educational opportunity in Delaware and Chester Counties, serving more than 28,000 credit and non-credits students each year. The College welcomes and serves anyone seeking academic achievement, career advancement, or personal fulfillment. The quality, range, and accessibility of the College’s programs and services reflect and respond to the goals of today’s students, the demands of a changing workforce, and the needs of a dynamic community.
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