Monday, July 22, 2013

RSC Named "2013 Great College to Work For"

The Chronicle of Higher Education has recognized Rio Salado College as one of the best colleges in the country to have as an employer.

The award is the result the college’s high performance in an annual survey conducted by the Chronicle of Higher Education and Modern Think LLC. The “Great Colleges to Work For” survey identifies institutions that have been successful in creating a great work environment and examines the impact of accepted best practices on the organizational culture at institutions of higher education.

"It's rewarding to be a part of an institution that really walks the talk," said Sharon Koberna, Rio Salado College dean of administration and employee services. "Rio Salado genuinely believes in creating a culture where our employees love what they do. We want our employees to feel a sense of personal pride and ownership in the success of the college. It's nice to be recognized for that."

In addition to being acknowledged as a great college to work for, Rio Salado received Honor Roll standing for rating highly across all categories.

Rio Salado received recognition, based primarily on employee feedback, regarding:
  • Collaborative governance
  • Professional and career development programs
  • Teaching environment
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Facilities
  • Workspace and security
  • Job satisfaction
  • Work/life balance
  • Confidence in senior leadership
  • Supervisor/department chair relationship
  • Respect and appreciation
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 conducts numerous “Best Places to Work” programs.

About Rio Salado College 

Rio Salado College was established in 1978 by the Maricopa County Community College District to provide the next step in education for non-traditional students. Headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, Rio Salado is one of the largest online public community colleges in the nation and serves more than 67,000 students annually. Rio Salado offers 100+ degree and certificate pathways and provides flexible, affordable access to education through college bridge pathways, collaborative partnerships, early college initiatives and online learning.