July 6, 2009
Morningside College is one of 10 small, four-year colleges in the United States named to the honor roll for The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2009 Great Colleges to Work For program.
In addition to the honor roll, The Chronicle of Higher Education also named Morningside College in 11 of the 26 individual recognition categories for four-year institutions. A total of 150 colleges were named in the second-annual Great Colleges to Work For survey, which recognizes institutions for specific best practices and policies that contribute to creating a rewarding work environment.
The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Great Colleges to Work For program is the second-largest workplace-recognition program in the country, after Fortune magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, 247 four- and two-year colleges participated in the 2009 survey process that included a faculty/employee survey and an audit that captured information on various institution demographics, polices, practices and infrastructure.
“It’s extremely gratifying to know that feedback The Chronicle of Higher Education collected from our faculty and staff was the primary factor in determining the recognition Morningside received,” said Morningside College President John Reynders. “This is the first year Morningside has participated in the Great Colleges to Work For program, and it is an honor for us to be nationally recognized for providing a rewarding work environment.”
The Chronicle of Higher Education named 39 colleges to its 2009 Great Colleges to Work For honor roll. The honor roll lists the top 10 colleges in each size category based on the number of times they were recognized in the individual recognition categories. Institutions were classified by size based on undergraduate and graduate enrollment: small (fewer than 3,000 students), medium (3,000 to 9,999 students), and large (more than 10,000 students).
A supplement in the July 10 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education details results of the 2009 Great Colleges to Work For program and features an article on Morningside College’s strategic planning process as an example of success collaborative governance on college campuses.
The Chronicle of Higher Education, based in Washington, D.C., publishes a daily Web site, a weekly newspaper and a weekly magazine of ideas. With a weekly print readership of 350,000, The Chronicle of Higher Education is the leading source of news, information and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.