SU named a ‘Great College to Work For’

The Chronicle of Higher Education named Shippensburg University a “Great College to Work For” this past summer as a part of its annual assessment. SU received the recognition four out of seven times in the past five years.

Ninety-two universities across the country were recognized this year for their achievements. The universities can receive specific appraisal in 12 different categories. SU earned four out of 12 achievements. These categories include compensation and benefits, confidence in senior leadership, professional career development programs and work/life balance.

To meet the requirements to obtain these four achievements the university had to exhibit many characteristics. These include, but are not limited to, the following: fair pay, leaders trained to create institutional success, employees with the ability to progress in their careers and university policies that allow employees to manage their professional careers with their personal lives.

“As a current employee and alumna of Shippensburg University, I couldn’t be more pleased that SU has earned this well-deserved recognition,” said professor Holly Ott. “SU consistently demonstrates a strong commitment to its students, faculty and staff, which is reflective of its dedication to professional development and growth. There is a strong sense of community at SU and I feel blessed to work in such a welcoming environment.”

Out of the 92 universities recognized, 42 universities were put on the “honor roll.”

The Chronicle of Higher Education conducted an extensive survey, which included more than 43,500 employees from 278 schools of higher education across the country.

According to the SU website, the survey was conducted using an assessment process that had two parts. They are “an institutional audit that captured demographics and workplace policies from each institution, and a survey administered to faculty, administrators, and professional support staff.”

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