Notre Dame earns fourth consecutive ‘Great College to Work For’ honor

Author: Brittany Collins

2012 Great Colleges to Work For

The Chronicle of Higher Education has selected the University of Notre Dame as one of its Honor Roll schools in its 2012 Great Colleges to Work For survey. This is the fourth consecutive year that the University has received the honor.

The Great Colleges program, now in its fifth year, is the premier recognition program in higher education. The program recognizes colleges for specific best practices and policies.

The Chronicle identified 12 categories for recognition that each institution competes in. Schools, divided into groups according to enrollment size, are awarded Honor Roll distinctions if they earn the most recognition in their size categories. Notre Dame rated highly in six categories: compensation and benefits; facilities, workspace and security; job satisfaction; work/life balance; confidence in senior leadership; and supervisor/department chair relationship.

Each institution submitted to a two-part assessment process: a survey was administered to faculty, administrators and exempt professional staff, and schools underwent an institutional audit that captured demographics, policies and practices. The survey was administered and analyzed by ModernThink LLC, a human resources and consulting firm based in Delaware.

All accredited institutions are invited to participate in the survey. More than 46,900 employee surveys from 294 participating institutions were analyzed.

Great Colleges to Work For is one of the largest workplace recognition programs in the country. To learn more, visit the survey’s website.