July 06, 2009
Winter Park, Fla … July 6, 2009 … Rollins has been recognized in the Great Colleges to Work for 2009. rankings released today by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The results of the second annual survey were announced in a special supplement of The Chronicle. This was the first year that Rollins participated in the survey.
“It is an honor to appear in the same company as schools such as Cornell, Duke, Emory, and Rice,” said Rollins President Lewis M. Duncan. “We salute Rollins’ employees, who make the College such a special place to work.”
The only Florida institution to garner a top 10 distinction, Rollins was listed in the Honor Roll (top 10) for medium-sized institutions (3,000 to 9,999 students). Rollins was recognized in 11 survey categories: overall job satisfaction, teaching environment, facilities and security, employee benefits (tuition reimbursement, 401 and 403, vacation/PTO, disability insurance, life insurance), professional development, fair treatment, and tenure process.
According to the The Chronicle of Higher Education, nearly 41,000 employees on 247 campuses participated in the survey, which this year distinguishes 150 colleges. The Chronicle’s Great Colleges to Work For® program recognizes small groups of colleges (based on enrollment size) for specific best practices and policies, such as compensation and benefits, faculty administration relations, and confidence in senior leadership. In 2009, more than 300 four- and two-year colleges signed up for the program and 247 went through the entire process. This was triple the number of participants from 2008, making this the second-largest workplace-recognition program in the country after Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.”
There are 26 recognition categories for four-year institutions, and 15 categories for community colleges. Among four-year colleges, 122 institutions were recognized in at least one category. Among two-year institutions, 28 were recognized in at least one category. Thirty-nine colleges were named to an Honor Roll, a new feature in this year’s program. The Honor Roll highlights the top 10 colleges in each size category (or the top three in the case of community colleges) based on the number of times they were recognized in the individual recognition categories.