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RCC voted one of the best to work for

From left, Prof. Sue Perry of the Nursing Department, Sam Mitchell of the Faculties Department, and Tim Hoffman of IT hold up the “Great Colleges 2018” logo for all to see.

In what seems like an old tradition, Rappahannock Community College was named a “Great College to Work For” in 2018, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education, the top trade publication for colleges and universities. 

The results, released in The Chronicle’s 11th annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of colleges and universities.

RCC was also recognized for the following achievements:

  • Compensation & Benefits—Pay is fair, and benefits meet the needs of employees.
  • Professional/Career-Development Programs—Employees are given the opportunity to develop skills and understand requirements to advance in their careers. 
  • Supervisor/Department Chair Relationship—Supervisors or chairs solicit ideas and make expectations clear.

“This college’s culture is deep and caring,” says Dr. Elizabeth Hinton Crowther, president of Rappahannock Community College. “This is demonstrated by the interaction among employees, as well as the superb touch that all faculty and staff members have with students and other constituents. Rappahannock Community College is consistently praised by visiting accrediting agencies and other institutions for its outstanding culture and its service to students and the community.”

Liz McMillen, editor of The Chronicle, said “The Great Colleges to Work For distinction is well-known by academic jobseekers as a sign that an institution’s employees are valued and given opportunities for growth even when they face financial constraints. Any college or university that’s on the list is showing that they emphasize one of their most valuable assets: their faculty and staff.”

The Chronicle of Higher Education surveyed 253 two-year and four-year institutions nationwide. Only 84 institutions were selected for the Great Colleges to Work For list.

posted 08.01.2018

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