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Lasell Named Great College To Work For 2010

July 26, 2010

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Lasell College was recognized by the The Chronicle of Higher Education's 2010 Great Colleges to Work For® program in three categories: Professional/Career-Development Programs, Teaching Environment and Supervisor or Department-Chair Relationship.

In all, only 97 of the 277 participating institutions achieved "Great College to Work For" recognition for specific best practices and policies. Results are reported for small, medium, and large institutions, with Lasell College included among the small institutions with enrollment under 2,999. This is the second year in a row Lasell was recognized.

The 97 institutions were recognized in the results of the publication's third annual survey, announced in a special supplement of The Chronicle today http://chronicle.com/academicworkplace

"Since I arrived on the Lasell campus three years ago, I have found a warm, caring community that supports and values each of its members," said Michael B. Alexander, President of Lasell College. "We are thrilled that Lasell College has been named a Great College to Work For. What a terrific affirmation of our efforts to provide an environment in which our faculty and staff can thrive."

Lasell employees rated the college in:
• Professional/Career-Development Programs - Employees are given the opportunity to develop skills and understand requirements to advance in their careers.

• Teaching Environment - Faculty members say the institution recognizes innovative and high-quality teaching.

• Supervisor or Department-Chair Relationship - Supervisor makes expectations clear and solicits ideas.

The Chronicle's Great Colleges to Work For® program recognizes small groups of colleges (based on enrollment size) for specific best practices and policies, such as compensation and benefits, faculty administration relations, and confidence in senior leadership. There are 12 core recognition categories for four‐year institutions, and 11categories for community colleges.

This year's results are based on responses from are based on a survey of more than 42,000 employees at 277 colleges and universities.

 

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