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SOURCE Lynn University
Earns Honor Roll for achievement in eight of The Chronicle of Higher Education categories
BOCA RATON, Fla., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lynn University is one of the nation's best colleges to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The results, which appear 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.
"We are a community that values the needs and contributions of every individual," said Lynn University President Kevin M. Ross. "Our small size, merit-based structure and highly engaged people enable Lynn University to constantly improve and adapt. Our breadth of student and employee services, nationally praised core curriculum and successful iPad initiative are due to the hard work and dedication of our employees. Their unrelenting commitment to student achievement truly makes Lynn a great place to work."
Lynn earned the publication's Honor Roll given its high achievement across nearly every category, including:
In all, only 92 of the 278 institutions achieved "Great College to Work For®" recognition. Results are reported for small, medium, and large institutions, with Lynn included among the small universities.
The Chronicle is the nation's leading 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, administered by ModernThink LLC, a strategic human capital consulting firm that has conducted numerous "Best Places to Work" programs, involved a two-part assessment process. First, an institutional audit captured demographics and workplace policies from each institution; next, a survey was administered to faculty, administrators, and professional support staff. Employee feedback was the primary factor that determined whether an institution received recognition.
About Lynn University
Lynn University is an independent, innovative college based in Boca Raton, Florida. With more than 2,000 students from 90 countries and nearly all 50 states, the school is consistently ranked among the top five most international schools by U.S. News and World Report's Best Colleges. Lynn's NCAA Division II Fighting Knights have won 22 national titles, its Conservatory of Music features a world-renowned faculty of performers, and its nationally recognized Institute for Achievement and Learning empowers students with learning differences to become independent learners. The school's Dialogues of Learning curriculum, award-winning iPad program and international student base help Lynn graduates gain the intellectual flexibility and global experience to fulfill their potential in an ever-changing world. For more information, visit: www.lynn.edu.
About The Chronicle of Higher Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education Inc. is the leading source of news, data, and jobs for the higher-education and nonprofit communities. The Chronicle of Higher Education (chronicle.com), the company's flagship publication, has more than 270,000 print and digital readers weekly, and reaches 2.1 million college and university faculty members and administrators online every month.
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.
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.
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