Rollins College Named a “2016 Great College to Work For”

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

Rollins was named to the Honor Roll and was recognized in 11 categories. (Photo by Scott Cook) Rollins was named to the Honor Roll and was recognized in 11 categories. (Photo by Scott Cook)

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

The results, released in The Chronicle’s ninth annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of 281 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 every member of our community, faculty, and staff is dedicated to educating our students for global citizenship and responsible leadership, and to providing that education in an environment that is welcoming in its responsiveness, respectfulness, collaboration, and competence,” said Rollins President Grant H. Cornwell. “Though we work in different offices, in different fields, and in different ways, our focus is singular: one mission, one Rollins.”

In all, only 93 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. The College was also recognized in 11 categories:

  • Collaborative governance
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Confidence in senior leadership
  • Facilities, workspace, and security
  • 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. The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received recognition was employee feedback.

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.