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Endicott Named One of Business Research Guide’s Best Colleges and Universities to Work for 2013
Beverly, MA -- Endicott College is pleased to announce that it has been named to Business Research Guide’s Best Colleges and Universities to Work for 2013.The editors selected 50 colleges and universities from around the U.S. and considered such things as typical employment packages, working environment, and employee satisfaction. They selected 10 institutions from each of the following categories: Research Institutions, State Schools, Private Colleges and Universities, Liberal Arts Colleges, and Community Colleges.
Endicott ranked #9 in the Best Private Colleges and Universities category along with University of Pennsylvania, MIT, Cornell, Brigham Young, Boston College, Carnegie Mellon, Brown, University of Southern California and Rice. They chose Endicott because “the college places a great value on the insights and contributions of its staff and shows it through collaborative governance, which is a key factor in employee satisfaction at this school.”
In making the announcement, editor April Hastings said, “We’d like to congratulate you for your excellence as both a quality educational institution and a top-notch employer.”
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Endicott Moves Up in U.S. News Rankings of Top Colleges and Universities
Beverly, MA --The national publication, U.S. News and World Report’s 2012 Best Colleges, has elevated Endicott from one of the Best Regional Colleges in the North to one of the Best Regional Universities in the North. The 626 universities in this category are not ranked nationally but rather against their peer group in one of four geographic regions—North, South, Midwest, and West—because, in general, they tend to draw students most heavily from surrounding states. Endicott is a Tier One institution and ranked 68th in the North. Endicott was also recognized as one of 38 institutions listed in the North as an A-Plus School for B Students.
Among the criteria used in ranking colleges and universities are 16 widely accepted indicators of excellence. Among these factors are peer assessment, student selectivity, faculty resources, retention and graduation rates, financial resources, and alumni giving. These criteria take into consideration several factors including acceptance rate, SAT scores, alumni donors, and class sizes.
According to President Richard E. Wylie, “Through the years, Endicott’s rankings have continued to climb. We are especially gratified to note the additional rankings as one of the institutions recognized as an A-Plus School for B students. This recognition clearly demonstrates the College’s Mission and its unique niche. Our successes and achievements are a direct result of the faculty, staff, and students who find personal and professional pride in what they accomplish.”
For more information about Best Colleges, visit www.usnews.com/colleges. The 350-page 2012 edition of the Best Colleges guidebook is available at USNews.com and will be on newsstands September 20.
Endicott College Named a “2012 Great College to Work For”
Honor by The Chronicle of Higher Education puts Endicott in elite company
Beverly, MA --Endicott 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 fifth annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of nearly 47,000 employees at 294 colleges and universities.
In all, only 103 of the 294 institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies. In addition Endicott was noted as one of 42 institutions on the Honor Roll, the institutions that were recognized the most in their size categories.
Endicott won honors in seven out of 12 categories this year including: Collaborative Governance; Professional/Career Development Programs; Teaching Environment (Faculty Only); Compensation & Benefits; Facilities, Workspace & Security; Confidence in Senior Leadership; Respect and Appreciation.
“This is a very satisfying affirmation of Endicott, but our real goal is not recognition -- it’s being a community that values the needs and contributions of every individual. In that sense everyone at Endicott helps to make this a great place to work,” said Endicott’s President, Dr. Richard E. Wylie.
“In light of increasing public concern about the cost of higher education, The Chronicle is focused more than ever on providing the necessary information that helps our readers make informed choices. What we find, year after year in the Great Colleges survey, is that many educators and administrators, too, are thinking more critically about how to improve the cost effectiveness and workplace efficiency of their institutions. The Great Colleges program is
our way of highlighting their efforts, .” said Liz McMillen, editor, The Chronicle of Higher
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 country. For more information and to view all the results of the survey, visit The Chronicle’s Web site at http://chronicle.com/academicworkplace
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 at http://chronicle.com, 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. Already in 2011, The Chronicle has been nominated for two National Magazine Awards for Digital Media and won a record seven prizes from the Education Writers Association.
About ModernThink LLC:
As a research and consulting leader in workplace issues, ModernThink has supported a wide variety of “Best Place to Work” initiatives. Through these programs, the firm has gained substantial survey and industry expertise, including specific insight into higher education. ModernThink knows what it takes to build a great place to work and shares that know-how with its clients. The ModernThink team of organizational development experts is dedicated to helping colleges follow through and capitalize on feedback from employees and benchmark data from peers to drive meaningful change at their institutions. Learn more at http://www.modernthink.com.