Westminster Selected as one of 2010's "Great Colleges to Work For"
Chronicle of Higher Education recognizes Westminster for Compensation and Benefits
July 26, 2010
SALT LAKE CITY – The Chronicle of Higher Education announced that Westminster College has been selected as one of best colleges in the nation to work for in 2010.
The results, released today in the Chronicle’s third annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of more than 42,000 employees at 277 colleges and universities nationwide. This is the second consecutive year in which Westminster has been so honored.
Now in its third year, the “Great Colleges” program has become one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country and recognizes institutions for best practices and for specific best practices and policies.
As the Chronicle noted, “College employees are never shy when it comes to complaining about everything from pay to parking to politics.” So Westminster is particularly pleased to be one of only 97 institutions recognized as a “Great College to Work For.” Schools are evaluated in terms of 29 measures grouped into three categories: Work Environment, Pay and Benefits, and Institutional Policies. Westminster was selected for special commendation in the area of Pay and Benefits.
“Especially in these challenging economic times, when many schools are cutting budgets and enacting furloughs, it is gratifying to be recognized by our own employees,” said Darin Jones, Westminster’s Human Resources Director. “Even more important than the recognition itself, though, is the community at Westminster. Every member of the faculty and staff contributes to making this both a great place to work, and a great educational environment.”
Westminster President Michael Bassis noted, “Westminster is committed to offering a student-centered environment that promotes active and engaged learning. To accomplish this, we need talented faculty and staff who embrace this vision. We invest in our people to ensure that our students work with some of the most talented and motivated educators 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/academicworkplace.
Westminster is a nationally recognized, comprehensive liberal arts college. With a broad array of graduate and undergraduate programs, Westminster is distinguished by its unique environment for learning. Westminster prepares students for success through active and engaged learning, real world experiences and its vibrant campus community. Westminster’s unique location, adjacent to the Rocky Mountains and to the dynamic city of Salt Lake, further enriches the college experience. For more information, visit http://www.westminstercollege.edu.edu or follow WestminsterSLC on Twitter.
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