Posted August 6, 2012 Atlanta, GA
Out of 103 institutions named to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2012 “Great Colleges to Work For” list, Georgia Tech was the only one from Georgia to be included.
The Institute, which has been named to the list for four consecutive years, was recognized in three out of 12 categories: collaborative governance; confidence in senior leadership; and facilities, workspace and security.
“What is particularly noteworthy about this honor is that it is based on input from our faculty and staff,” said President G. P. “Bud” Peterson. “Our effectiveness as an institution depends upon the culture we foster, the benefits we offer and the community we create. There’s always room for improvement, but this recognition from the Tech community indicates that we’re on the right track.”
The assessment involved a questionnaire about institutional characteristics, coupled with a faculty and staff questionnaire about individuals’ evaluations of their institutions. It also included an analysis of demographic data and workplace policies, including benefits, at each participating institution. The questionnaires were administered online in March and April.
“It’s an honor to know that Georgia Tech was the only college or university in the state to be selected for the Great Colleges list,” said Chief Human Resources Officer Scott Morris. “It is our goal to continue to progress in the areas in which we were recognized and further engage the Tech community to collectively address the areas in which we want to grow. We ultimately want to create the best workplace possible in every area.”
This year, about 47,000 faculty and staff members completed the Great Colleges questionnaire — the largest number of respondents in the survey’s five-year history. Participants represented 294 two-year and four-year institutions.
The survey was administered by ModernThink LLC, a human resources consulting firm, and is based on an assessment that has been used in 55 “Best Places to Work” programs and more than 4,000 organizations.