Great Colleges to Work For
Delta College is among nine two-year institutions receiving Honor Roll recognition in results of the 2009 "Great Colleges to Work For" survey announced in a special supplement of The Chronicle of Higher Education.
The "Great Colleges to Work For" survey recognizes colleges, based on enrollment size, for specific best practices and policies, such as compensation and benefits, work environment, and institutional policies. By being recognized in six of the 15 categories, Delta College was named to the Honor Roll for colleges with 10,000 students or more, along with Johnson County Community College in Kansas, and Miami Dade College in Florida.
Delta College was acknowledged in these six categories: Faculty-Administration Relations and Collaborative Governance, Professional/Career Development Programs, Job Satisfaction, Connection to Institution and Pride, Internal Communications and Tuition Reimbursement.
"People make the difference at Delta College," said Dr. Jean Goodnow, President. "This survey confirms what we have always known, that our employees are very special individuals dedicated to creating an environment in which everyone – staff, students and the community – can contribute and succeed, and that inclusive attitude creates an energy and enthusiasm that is truly unique and rewarding for all of us."
"Great Colleges to Work For" is the second-largest workplace-recognition program in the country after Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For." Overall, the survey recognized 150 colleges and universities nationwide for best practices in one or more categories based on responses from administrators, faculty and professional staff. Nearly 250 four‐ and two‐year colleges participated in this year’s survey process.