'Great College To Work For': Jefferson Community College Receives Award For Second Consecutive Year


Jefferson Community College in Alabama was given the "Great College to Work For" award by the Chronicle of Higher Education. This is Jefferson State's second consecutive year to be recognized for the said title.

The "2015 Great College to Work For" result was published through The Chronicle's eighth annual report on The Academic Workplace.

Keith Brown, Jefferson State Interim President says they are proud to be given the said award for two consecutive years as it raises public awareness of the administrations' efforts in reaching out to the community as well as the faculty and staff's collaboration towards achieving Jefferson State's goal to serve.

Jefferson State was the only one among universities and colleges in Alabama to be given such recognition and the first and only "Great College to Work For" awardee among the 18 community college in the whole United States.

 "Great College to Work For" awardee, one of the largest workplace-recognition programs in the United States is chosen through a survey. Institutions with a minimum of 500 enrollees were invited to participate in the assessment wherein over 46,000 people from 281 colleges and universities were selected to join.

Out of the 281 participating institutions, 86 were chosen to be recognized for their best policies and work practices and were given the "Great College to Work For" recognition. Out of those 86 recognized, only 24 two-year colleges were given the honors.

The survey was a two-part assessment over the nominees. The first part involved questionnaires given to survey participants to gauge their evaluations over their nominated institutions. The second was where workplace policies, benefits as well as the demographics are taken into consideration, The Daily Home reported.

Jefferson Community College bagged the honors by winning in three different categories. They are the work and life balance, employees' compensation and benefits and the supervisor-staff relationship, The Tribune Interactive reported.

Here is a quick tour on this year's "Great College to Work For" awardee.

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