Posted July 6, 2009 Atlanta
Communcations & Marketing
The Georgia Institute of Technology is among the 10 universities named to the honor roll in the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual "Great Colleges to Work For." For institutions its size, Georgia Tech was listed in 10 of 26 categories, including job satisfaction; healthy faculty-administration relationships; collaborative governance; teaching environment; physical workspace conditions; work-life balance; confidence in senior leadership; connection to institution and pride; perception of and confidence in fair treatment; and policies, resources and efficiency. Results are based on survey responses from nearly 41,000 administrators, faculty members, and staff members at more than 300 colleges and universities. As evidence of faculty and staff confidence in fair treatment regarding pay and performance, Georgia Tech was specifically cited for its networking and mentorship programs that support professional development and conflict resolution. "The survey results simply quantify what we already knew," said Georgia Tech President G.P. "Bud" Peterson. "The fact that we have been officially recognized as a great place to work is a testament to the more than 6,000 faculty and staff dedicated to making Georgia Tech one of the nation's leading research institutions." The annual "Great Colleges to Work For" program recognizes colleges based on enrollment size for specific best practices and policies. The assessment process included an analysis of demographic data and workplace policies for each participating institution as well as survey feedback from randomly selected administration, faculty, and professional support staff.