JBU named ‘2017 Great Col­lege to Work For’

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS - STAFF RE­PORT

SILOAM SPRINGS — For three con­sec­u­tive years, John Brown Uni­ver­sity has been named a “Great Col­lege to Work For” ac­cord­ing to The Chron­i­cle of Higher Ed­u­ca­tion’s Great Col­leges to Work For sur­vey, the largest and most com­pre­hen­sive workplace study in higher ed­u­ca­tion.

JBU was among 79 in­sti­tu­tions that were na­tion­ally rec­og­nized for best workplace poli­cies and prac­tices.

Listed with honor roll dis­tinc­tion and placed as top 10 within the small en­roll­ment size cat­e­gory, JBU won hon­ors for three con­sec­u­tive years in nine of 12 cat­e­gories: col­lab­o­ra­tive gov­er­nance, com­pen­sa­tion and ben­e­fits, con­fi­dence in se­nior lead­er­ship, fa­cil­i­ties, workspace and se­cu­rity, job sat­is­fac­tion, pro­fes­sional/ca­reer de­vel­op­ment pro­grams, re­spect and ap­pre­ci­a­tion, su­per­vi­sor/depart­ment chair re­la­tion­ship and work/life bal­ance.

“JBU is a great place to work be­cause our fac­ulty and staff are com­mit­ted to hon­or­ing God and serv­ing oth­ers,” said JBU Pres­i­dent Dr. Chip Pol­lard. “I am grate­ful for this recog­ni­tion by The Chron­i­cle of Higher Ed­u­ca­tion for the third year in a row, but I am even more thank­ful for the daily gift of working with peo­ple who strive to cul­ti­vate in stu­dents a de­vel­oped ser­vant heart, a nour­ished spir­i­tual life and an ex­cel­lent aca­demic ex­pe­ri­ence.”

The Chron­i­cle’s sur­vey re­sults, based pri­mar­ily on em­ployee feedback, in­cluded a two-part as­sess­ment from each in­sti­tu­tion: an in­sti­tu­tional au­dit that cap­tured de­mo­graph­ics and workplace poli­cies and a sur­vey dis­trib­uted to fac­ulty, ad­min­is­tra­tors and pro­fes­sional sup­port staff.

To ad­min­is­ter the sur­vey and an­a­lyze the re­sults, The Chron­i­cle, a lead­ing news pub­li­ca­tion for col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties, worked with ModernThink LLC, a strate­gic hu­man cap­i­tal con­sult­ing firm that has con­ducted many “Best Places to Work” pro­grams, sur­vey­ing hun­dreds of thou­sands of em­ploy­ees na­tion­wide.

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