Westminster Named "2014 Great College to Work For"

Jul 21, 2014

July 21, 2014 The Chronicle of Higher Education recognizes Westminster for exceptional teaching environment, job satisfaction, facilities and governance SALT LAKE CITY - Westminster College is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a 2014 survey by the Chronicle of Higher Education. This is the sixth consecutive year the college has been selected for this honor. The results are based on a survey of more than 43,500 employees at 278 colleges and universities. Westminster is among the top 92 institutions to earn the recognition. In the survey, Westminster employees lauded the school in the following four recognition categories:
  • Collaborative governance
  • Teaching environment
  • Facilities, workspace and security
  • Job satisfaction
"Nearly all of our faculty and staff members participated in our strategic planning dialogues last year, and the most often-heard word was "student." We are absolutely committed to our students' learning and success. And to do that effectively means that we focus on building a strong, collaborative, innovative and inclusive community within our college," said Dr. Brian Levin-Stankevich, Westminster College president. "The Chronicle's recognition of our successes encourages our continuous improvement of the outstanding organizational culture we enjoy at Westminster College." The Great Colleges survey included a two-part assessment process: a survey administered to faculty, administrators, and professional support staff and an institutional audit that captured demographics and workplace policies and practices from each institution. The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received a "Great College to Work For" 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. The 12 categories of award recognition include: collaborative governance, professional/career-development programs, teaching environment, compensation and benefits, facilities/workspace/security, job satisfaction and support, work/life balance, confidence in senior leadership, supervisor or Department-Chair relationship, respect and appreciation, tenure clarity and process, and diversity. For more information on the 2014 "Great Colleges to Work For" results, visit http://bit.ly/1kwPAQm.  

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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.

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