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TCC Named a 2012 'Great College to Work For'

By: TCC Release Email
By: TCC Release Email

Tallahassee, Florida- August 6, 2012

Tallahassee Community College is 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 fifth annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of more than 46,000 employees at 294 colleges and universities.

In all, only 103 of the 294 institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies. Results are reported for small, medium and large institutions, with TCC included among the large universities with 10,000 or more students.

TCC won honors in seven categories:

· Collaborative Governance

· Confidence in Senior Leadership

· Facilities, Workplace and Security

· Job Satisfaction

· Professional and Career Development Programs

· Supervisor of Department Chair Relationships

· Teaching Environment

TCC was one of only 42 institutions to also earn a spot on the report’s Honor Roll.

“Tallahassee Community College is proud to be the employer of choice for our outstanding faculty and staff,” said TCC President Jim Murdaugh.

The Chronicle is the nation’s most important source of news about colleges and universities.

“The institutions that the Great Colleges program recognizes provide innovative educational experiences – while also offering their employees outstanding workplace experiences – and we are eager to help readers learn more about them,” said Liz McMillen, 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.

To administer the survey and analyze the results, The Chronicle worked with ModernThink LLC, a strategic human capital consulting firm that has conducted numerous “Best Places to Work” programs, surveying hundreds of thousands of employees nationwide.

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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 Web site at chronicle.com/academicworkplace.


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