Rollins College Named a “2017 Great College to Work For”

For the ninth 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 is one of the nation’s best colleges to work for, according to a recent survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. This is the ninth consecutive year the College has received the honor.

The results, released in The Chronicle’s 10th annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of 232 colleges and universities. Rollins was honored among medium-sized universities with 3,000 to 9,999 students.

“Rollins College is a great place to work because we all share a single focus: our students and their success,” said Rollins President Grant Cornwell. “Working together to ensure that our graduates are empowered to pursue meaningful lives and productive careers, we are proud to contribute to their development as global citizens and responsible leaders. We are also proud of our commitment to a work environment that values responsiveness, respectfulness, collaboration, and competence.”

In all, only 79 of the 232 institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies. Rollins was one of only 49 institutions named to the Honor Roll for achieving high marks in multiple categories. The College was also recognized in 9 categories:

  • Collaborative governance
  • Confidence in senior leadership
  • Job satisfaction
  • Professional and career development programs
  • Respect and appreciation
  • Supervisor and 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. Employee feedback was the primary factor in deciding whether an institution was recognized.

Great Colleges to Work For is one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country. For more information about Rollins’ recognition and to view all survey results, visit The Chronicle’s website. To learn more about working at Rollins, visit the College’s human resources website.