NYCC again named great college to work for

According to a new survey by The Chronicle, New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) is once again one of the best colleges in the nation to work for. 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. Only 86 achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies. New York Chiropractic College has participated in the Great Colleges program for seven consecutive years and has been honored each time. This year NYCC was recognized in ten of the twelve categories evaluated. Among them were Job Satisfaction, Collaborative Governance, Work-life Balance, and Teaching Environment.Institutions found to be particularly outstanding are further recognized as “Honor Roll” schools. NYCC has achieved this coveted status for six consecutive years. In its category (small four-year schools), only one other school — Gettysburg College with seven years on the Honor Roll — has done as well. In New York, only one other school was named to the Honor Roll.“I am humbled by this affirmation of NYCC — but our real goal is not recognition — it’s being an institution and a community that values the needs and contributions of every individual. Everyone at the College helps to make this a great place to work,” said NYCC President, Dr. Frank J. Nicchi.The Chronicle is the nation’s most important source of news about colleges and universities. “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 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 at http://chronicle.com/AW15.

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