Jefferson State named a ‘2015 Great College to Work For’

Jefferson State Community College was recently recognized as a "2015 Great College to Work For." (File)

Jefferson State Community College was recently recognized as a “2015 Great College to Work For.” (File)

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Jefferson State Community College is one of the best in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The results, released in The Chronicle’s eighth annual report on the academic workplace, are based on a survey of 280 colleges and universities.

Only 86 of the 281 institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies. Of those 86, only 24 two-year colleges achieved honors. Jefferson State was the only college from Alabama to be recognized.

Jefferson State won honors in three categories this year, including Compensation and Benefits, Supervisor or Department-Chair Relationship and Work/Life Balance.

“This is a very satisfying affirmation of Jefferson State, but our real goal is not recognition—it’s being a community that values the needs and contributions of every individual,” Jefferson State Interim President Keith Brown said. “In that sense, everyone at Jefferson State helps to make this a great place to work.”

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.

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 website at Chronicle.com/aw15.