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Chronicle of Higher Education names Queens 'Great College to Work For'

Queens University of Charlotte named ‘Great College to Work For’ by the Chronicle of Higher Education

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07/26/10 -  

'Best Colleges to Work For' program recognizes values including teaching environment and confidence in leadership

Queens University of Charlotte has earned top national honors as a "Great College to Work For" by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

"We are blessed with tremendously talented and dedicated faculty and staff, and are honored to be recognized as a great place to work toward providing transformative experiences for students," said Queens President Pamela Davies.

 

Each year the Chronicle recognizes a small group of colleges and universities for best practices regarding employment, by conducting an institutional audit and survey of faculty and staff administered by ModernThink LLC. The primary factor considered is employee feedback.

The 2010 program results were announced on July 26 by the Chronicle. It surveyed employees at 277 schools nationwide and chose Queens among 97 that received the "Great Colleges to Work For" designation. 

Queens also is one of only 39 institutions named to the program's Honor Roll for earning the most category honors among peer institutions according to size.

Previously, Queens was recognized by The Charlotte Business Journal in its 2009 "Best Places to Work" ranking program.

Queens earned recognition from the Chronicle of Higher Education for:

Teaching Environment
Faculty members say the institution recognizes innovative and high-quality teaching.

Collaborative Governance
Faculty members are appropriately involved in decisions related to academic programs.

Confidence in Senior Leadership
Leaders have the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary for institutional success.

Supervisor or Department-Chair Relationship
Supervisor makes expectations clear and solicits ideas.

Respect and Appreciation
Employees are regularly recognized for their contributions.

Tenure Clarity and Process (4-year colleges only)
Requirements for tenure are clear, faculty members say.

For more information, and to view all the results of the survey, visit The Chronicle's Website:  http://chronicle.com/academicworkplace

Queens University of Charlotte is a private, co-ed, Presbyterian-affiliated comprehensive university with a commitment to both liberal arts and professional studies. Located in the heart of historic Charlotte, Queens serves approximately 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students through its College of Arts and Sciences, the McColl School of Business, the Wayland H. Cato, Jr. School of Education, the School of Communication, Hayworth College for Adult Studies and the Andrew Blair College of Health which features the Presbyterian School of Nursing.

 

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