Written by Tim Talley
Willimantic, Conn. - For the second year in a row, Eastern Connecticut State University has made the list of "Great Colleges to Work For" released by The Chronicle of Higher Education. ModernThink LLC, an independent research company, surveyed 275 colleges and universities and more than 41,000 employees at those institutions to develop its findings. Only 97 colleges were awarded the prestigious honor, as opposed to 247 last year. The program is the second largest workplace recognition program in the country, after Fortune Magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" program.
Between 400 and 600 employees were surveyed at each college or university and each institution was also asked to fill out an organizational questionnaire. In addition to being recognized as a "Great College to Work For," Eastern placed in the top 10 among medium-sized colleges in the category of "Collaborative Governance." Eastern was also noted for the president's annual semester meetings with teachers and students to discuss campus issues.
"We are honored to be included in 'Great Colleges to Work For' two years in a row," said Eastern President Elsa Nuñez. "Receiving this national recognition from The Chronicle of Higher Education is very gratifying. I am especially pleased to see that we were again ranked in the top 10 among institutions our size for having shared governance at Eastern. The spirit of collaboration that exists on our campus gives us a heightened capacity to better serve our students and the State of Connecticut."
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