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New Rochelle, NY, July 25, 2011 –Iona College has been named one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
The results, released today in The Chronicle’s fourth annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of more than 44,000 employees at 310 colleges and universities. In all, only 111 of the 310 institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies. Even more significantly, Iona was highlighted in four categories of The Chronicle’s 2011 survey.
Iona was recognized as a leader in the categories of Leadership: supervisor makes expectations clear and solicits ideas; Respect and Appreciation: employees are regularly recognized for their contributions; Teaching Environment: faculty members say the institution recognizes innovative and high-quality teaching; Tenure Clarity & Process: requirements for tenure are clear, faculty members say;
Results are reported for small, medium, and large institutions, with Iona College included among medium campuses that have between 3,000 to 9,999 students.
According to The Chronicle’s annual report on the academic workplace, what makes Iona great includes “Iona’s yearlong orientation for all new employees that include a private presidential reception, a welcome luncheon, and continuous career-development opportunities and support. They can also participate in an Iona tradition by marching in the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade with the rest of the college and its band of bagpipers.”
“I am proud to be a member of Iona’s long-standing tradition of excellence. It is our talented and dedicated faculty and staff that create the culture identified by the Chronicle,” said Iona College President Dr. Joseph E. Nyre.
The Chronicle is read by more college and university faculty members and administrators than any other source in higher education.
The survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institutional audit that captured demographics and workplace policies from each institution, and a survey administered to faculty, administrators, and professional support staff. The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received recognition was the employee feedback.
Great Colleges to Work For is one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country. For more information and to view all the results of the survey, visit The Chronicle’s Web site at http://chronicle.com/academicworkplace.
Founded in 1940, Iona College is a four-year private, coeducational institution of learning in the tradition of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers and American Catholic higher education. It is a diverse community of learners and scholars dedicated to academic excellence and the values of justice, peace and service. Iona offers undergraduate degrees in liberal arts, science, and business administration, as well as Master of Arts, Master of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees and numerous advanced certificate programs.
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