CLC Recognized by “Great Colleges To Work For” Program
Central Lakes College, based in Brainerd, was recently recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a member of the “Great Colleges To Work For” program.
The results, released in a special insert of The Chronicle of Higher Education, are based on a survey of 221 colleges and universities. In all, 79 of the 221 institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies.
Of those, 42 institutions were named to the Honor Roll (CLC received honor roll status), meaning they were recognized as stand-outs in their size categories. Results are reported for small, medium, and large institutions, with CLC among the medium institutions, with 3,000 to 9,999 students.
This year, CLC received honors in five categories this year: Collaborative Governance, Compensation & Benefits, Confidence in Senior Leadership, Respect and Appreciation, and Teaching Environment.
“Central Lakes College is a great place to work because we are all about people–our employees, our students, our communities,” said Dr. Hara Charlier, President of Central Lakes College. “We nurture a culture of relationships, respect, and voice. We know and care about each other. We value every individual and believe that everyone’s voice matters. We embrace our mission ‘to build futures,’ knowing that students are our reason for being.”
According to an official from CLC,the survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institution questionnaire that captured employment data 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 employee feedback.