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The Chronicle of Higher Education puts SCU in Elite Company

July 22, 2011

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SCU Named one of “2011 Great College to Work For”

Honor by The Chronicle of Higher Education puts SCU in Elite Company

SCU was recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The results, released today in The Chronicle’s fourth annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of nearly 44,000 employees at 310 colleges and universities.

In all, only 111 of the 310 institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies. Results are reported for small, medium, and large colleges and universities with SCU included among the elite 86 recognized 4-year Institutions.

SCU employees rated our institution highly enough to be recognized and honored in the following categories this year:

  • Collaborative Governance
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Confidence in Senior Leadership

"We are extremely proud of this recognition, especially since it is based on survey results from colleges and universities from across the United States.  Being nationally recognized is a great testament to the enthusiastic support and commitment to excellence of the SCU faculty and staff," said President John Scaringe. 

The Chronicle is the nation’s most important source of news about colleges and universities. “With the Great Colleges program, The Chronicle can provide even more of the vital information our readers rely on – unbiased reporting on which colleges are being innovative in their workplace practices.” said Jeffrey J. Selingo, 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.