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Mid-Continent University Named a “2011 Great College to Work For"

The Chronicle 2011 Great College To Work ForMid-Continent University 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 fourth annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of nearly 44,000 employees at 310 colleges and universities.

In all, only 111 of the 310 institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies. Results are reported for small, medium, and large institutions, with Mid-Continent included among the small universities with 179 full-time staff and 5 part-time staff.

Mid-Continent won honors in the following categories this year:

  • Teaching Environment
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Supervisor/Department Chair Relationship
  • Respect and Appreciation
  • Tenure Clarity and Process

“This is a very satisfying affirmation of Mid-Continent University, but our real goal is not recognition -- it’s being a community that values the needs and contributions of every individual. In that sense everyone at Mid-Continent helps to make this a great place to work,” said Mid-Continent University President, Robert J. Imhoff.

The Chronicle is the nation’s most important source of news about colleges and universities. “With the Great Colleges program, The Chronicle can provide even more of the vital information our readers rely on – unbiased reporting on which colleges are being innovative in their workplace practices.” said Jeffrey J. Selingo, 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.

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.