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A great place to work

JCCC is again one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a survey conducted by The Chronicle of Higher Education

JCCC was recognized as such in four categories: professional/career development programs; facilities, workspaces and security; job satisfaction; and work/life balance. The college was also recognized as a great college to work for in 2009, 2010 and 2011. 

The results, released Monday in The Chronicle’s fifth annual report on the academic workplace, are based on a survey of more than 46,000 employees at 294 colleges and universities. 

In all, only 103 of the 294 institutions received “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies. Results are reported for small, medium and large institutions, with JCCC included among the large institutions with 10,000 or more students. 

“Although honors are appreciated, our real goal is to create a campus climate conducive to learning and student success,” said Terry Calaway, JCCC president. “The best way to do that is to create a community that values the contributions our employees make toward helping students learn.” 

“We’re very proud that JCCC has been recognized as a great college to work for,” said Melody Rayl, chair of the JCCC board of trustees. “When our faculty and staff view the college as a great place to work, that helps our students see JCCC as a great place to learn.” 

The survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institutional audit that captured demographics and workplace policies 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 employee feedback. 

To administer the survey and analyze the results, the Chronicle worked with Modern Think LLC, a strategic human capital consulting firm that has conducted numerous “Best Places to Work” programs nationwide.