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Martinsburg, WV. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
The results, released today in The Chronicle’s seventh annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of more than 43,000 employees at 278 colleges and universities.
In all, only 92 of the 278 institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies. Results are reported for small, medium and large institutions with Blue Ridge Community and Technical College among the small universities.
Blue Ridge Community and Technical College received recogntition in 2 categories this year:
– Work-life balance
– Supervisor/Department Chair Relationship
“It is an honor for our institution to be recognized,” said Dr. Peter Checkovich, President of Blue Ridge Community and Technical College. “Fostering an environment that is a great place to work is fundamental to the success of our students.”
The Chronicle is the nation’s most important source of news about colleges and universities.
“The institutions that the Great Colleges program recognizes provide innovative educational experiences – while also offering their employees outstanding workplace experiences – and we are eager to help readers learn more about them,” said Liz McMillen, The Chronicle’s editor.
The survey results are based on a two-part assessment process; an institutional audit that captured demographics and workplace policies from each institution, and a survey administered to faculty, administrators, and professional support staff. The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received recognition was the employee feedback.
To administer the survey and analyze the results, The Chronicle worked with ModernThink LLC, a strategic human capital consulting firm that has conducted numerous “Best Places to Work” programs, surveying hundreds of thousands of employees nationwide.
Great Colleges to Work For is one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the county. For more information and to view all the results of the survey, visit The Chronicles website at http://chronicle.com/article/Great-Colleges-To-Work-For/147387/#id=big-table
Press invited to attend ceremony, August 15, 2014 at 10 a.m. on the Blue Ridge CTC Main Campus in Martinsburg, WV.
Blue Ridge Community and Technical College offers more than 40 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as workforce development training. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is conveniently located on Route 45 West past the Commons Center, at 13650 Apple Harvest Drive. For more information on Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, please call 304-260-4380 or visit our website at www.BlueRidgeCTC.edu.