University of South Carolina

USC Aiken named great place to work

The University of South Carolina Aiken 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 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 USC Aiken included among the medium sized universities with 3,000 to 9,999 students.

The USC Aiken won honors in two categories this year -- collaborative governance and confidence in senior leadership

“USC Aiken is a very fine institution as evidenced by the ranking as the top public regional college in the south,” said Chancellor Sandra Jordan. “The excellence of this university is directly linked to the outstanding faculty and staff.  At USCA I've found no evidence of the 'us vs. them' mentality so prevalent at some universities. Rather, faculty, staff and the administration put all their efforts toward working together on behalf of the students. This designation confirms what I have learned in my first month on this campus. USC Aiken is a great place to work!”

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“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 Modern Think LLC, a strategic human capital consulting firm that has conducted numerous “Best Places to Work” programs, surveying hundreds of thousands of employees nationwide.

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 website.

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Posted: 08/06/12 @ 12:00 AM | Updated: 08/28/12 @ 9:32 AM | Permalink