Nebraska Methodist College Honored in Chronicle's Great Colleges to Work For 2013

  • Date: July 22, 2013
  • Author: NMC Public Relations

Chronicle's Great Colleges to Work For 2013 NMC was also was named as a 2013 Honor Roll school by the Chronicle.

(OMAHA) - Nebraska Methodist College - The Josie Harper Campus is one the best college workplaces in the U.S., according to the Chronicle of Higher Education's 2013 Great Colleges to Work For. The list was announced on Monday and marked the first time Nebraska Methodist College was recognized.

"This recognition is a credit to the Nebraska Methodist College (NMC) faculty and staff whose commitment to our students and community continues to build us into one of the premier healthcare education institutions," says President and CEO Dennis Joslin.

The Chronicle's program recognizes small groups of colleges (based on enrollment size) for specific best practices and policies. Now in its sixth year, the Great Colleges program has become one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country.

Nebraska Methodist College was listed in seven of 12 categories, and also was named as a 2013 Honor Roll school for being highly rated in more than four categories.

  • Collaborative Governance - Faculty members are appropriately involved in decisions related to academic programs.
  • Professional/Career Development Programs - Employees are given the opportunity to develop skills and understand requirements to advance in their careers.
  • Workspaces and Security - Facilities adequately meet needs, the appearance of the campus is pleasing, and the institution takes steps to provide a secure environment.
  • Job Satisfaction and Support - Provides insight into the satisfaction with job fit, autonomy, and resources.
  • Work/Life Balance - Policies give employees the flexibility to manage their personal lives.
  • Confidence in Senior Leadership - Leaders have the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary for institutional success.
  • Supervisor or Department-Chair Relationship - Supervisors make expectations clear and solicits ideas.

To administer the survey and analyze the results, The Chronicle turned to ModernThink LLC, a strategic human capital consulting firm that has conducted numerous "Best Places to Work" programs, surveying hundreds of thousands of employees nationwide.

The Great Colleges survey included a two-part assessment process: a survey administered to faculty, administrators, and professional support staff (the ModernThink Higher Education Insight Survey) and an institutional audit that captured demographics and workplace policies and practices from each institution. The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received a Great College to Work For recognition was the employee feedback.

"The college places a high priority on creating an environment that enables faculty and staff to do their best work. We value the contributions of all our employees in making NMC a great place to work," says Joslin. "We are pleased and proud to be recognized by the Chronicle."

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About Nebraska Methodist College
Established in 1891, Nebraska Methodist College is a private, fully accredited nursing and healthcare professions college, and an affiliate of Methodist Health System. Located in Omaha, Neb., NMC offers certificate, undergraduate, graduate and professional development programs on campus and online.  For more information about the College, visit www.methodistcollege.edu.

About The Chronicle of Higher Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education provides the academic community with an independent, global hub for news, sophisticated analysis, opinion, and engagement. Each week - in print, online and on the iPad - The Chronicle is read by more college and university faculty members and administrators than any other source in higher education. The Chronicle has been published since 1966 and is headquartered in Washington, D.C. with an editorial staff of more than 75 reporters, editors, visual artists, and Web producers, plus 15 correspondents stationed around the world.