Rollins College Named a “2015 Great College to Work For”

For the seventh consecutive year, The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Rollins a “Great College to Work For.”

(Photo by Scott Cook) (Photo by Scott Cook)

Rollins College is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. This is the seventh consecutive year the College has received the honor.

The results, released today in The Chronicle’s eighth annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of 281 colleges and universities. Rollins was honored among the medium-sized universities with 3,000-9,999 students.

“Such consistent recognition speaks to the special kind of workplace that we have here at Rollins,” said Matt Hawks, director of human resources. “Great workplace conditions and practices don’t just happen. They require intentional efforts and the collective commitment of our leaders, faculty and staff. These conditions ultimately help us perform our work at the highest level possible, and this ultimately benefits the students we serve.”

In all, only 86 of the 281 institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies. Rollins was named to the Honor Roll for achieving high marks in multiple categories, and the College was recognized in nine categories this year:
• Compensation and benefits
• Facilities, workspace, and security
• Job satisfaction
• Professional/career development programs
• Respect and appreciation
• Supervisor/department chair relationship
• Teaching environment
• Tenure clarity and process
• Work/life balance

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. Find more information Rollins’ recognition and view all the results of the survey, visit The Chronicle’s website. Learn more about the College's human resources department.