Monday, August 6, 2012

RSC Named "Great College to Work For"

According to a recent survey conducted by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Rio Salado College is one of the best colleges in the country to have as an employer.

"It's nice to be recognized for providing our employees with a great work environment," said Sharon Koberna, dean of administrative and employee services at Rio Salado. "Our goal is to create a culture in which employees look forward to their workday and are fulfilled by the  personal contributions they make to the success of the college."

The findings, released in The Chronicle's fifth annual report on the academic workplace, are based on a survey of nearly 47,000 employees at 294 colleges and universities across the nation.

"What we find, year after year in the Great Colleges survey, is that many educators and administrators, too, are thinking more critically about how to improve the cost effectiveness and workplace efficiency of their institutions. The Great Colleges program is our way of highlighting their efforts.” said Chronicle Editor Liz McMillen.

In addition to being recognized as a great college to work for, Rio Salado received Honor Roll standing along with 42 other colleges from across the nation. Honor Roll colleges have more submissions across all recognition categories.

Rio Salado received recognition based primarily on employee feedback regarding:

• Collaborative Governance
• Confidence in Senior Leadership
• Professional Development Programs
• Teaching Environment
• Respect and Appreciation
• Facilities, Workspace and Security
• Work/Life Balance

The two-part assessment process included a survey administered to faculty, administrators, and professional support staff as well as an audit of demographics and workplace policies at each institution. The survey was administered and analyzed by ModernThink LLC, a strategic human capital consulting firm that has conducted numerous “Best Places to Work”programs.

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

Instructors interested in teaching at Rio Salado College are encouraged to visit the faculty services website.  Additional employment opportunities can be found at or