Westminster Named "2013 Great College to Work For"

Jul 22, 2013

July 22, 2013 The Chronicle of Higher Education Recognizes Westminster for its teaching environment SALT LAKE CITY - Westminster College is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by the Chronicle of Higher Education. This is the fifth consecutive year the college has been selected for this honor. The results are based on a survey of more than 46,600 employees at 300 colleges and universities. Westminster is among the top 97 institutions to earn the recognition. In the survey, Westminster employees lauded the school in the following three categories: *Teaching environment *Facilities, workspace and security *Collaborative Governance "Our focus at Westminster College is entirely on our students and their success, and our attention as faculty and staff must be given to those priorities that benefit students," said Dr. Brian Levin-Stankevich, Westminster College president. "We are successful because we have an environment that supports our professional needs, that encourages collaboration and innovation and that respects the contributions of everyone to our common objectives. The Chronicle's recognition will make us work even harder to enhance this extraordinary learning and working environment." The Chronicle's survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institutional audit that captured demographics and workplace policies and practices 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. Photos and B-Roll of Westminster can be found at Westminster's Media Room at: http://news.westminstercollege.edu/mediaroom/. About the Chronicle's Great Colleges to Work For® program: The Chronicle's 2013 Great Colleges to Work For® program recognizes small groups of colleges (based on enrollment size) for specific best practices and policies. Now in its sixth year, the Great Colleges program has become one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country. For more information, visit: http://chroniclegreatcolleges.com/.

Media Contacts

Krista DeAngelis and Arikka Von

About Westminster

Westminster is a private, independent, and comprehensive college in Salt Lake City, Utah. Students experience the liberal arts blended with professional programs in an atmosphere dedicated to civic engagement. With the goal of enabling its graduates to live vibrant, just, and successful lives, Westminster provides transformational learning experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students in a truly student-centered environment. Faculty focus on teaching, learning, and developing distinctive, innovative programs, while students thrive on Westminster’s urban Sugar House campus within minutes of the Rocky Mountains.

Additional Resources