National Exposure for Recruiting

“The Great Colleges program provided us with information critical to our ongoing efforts to build and maintain an exceptional work environment. Being recognized on a national level helped our recruiting efforts and provided validation for many of our programs and initiatives.”
– Venessa Macro, Chief Administration Officer, Drake University
“The national recognition for our school is fantastic. We’ve had applicants apply because they saw our results in The Chronicle. It’s a great recruitment tool. It’s also good to go through the process and see some of the positive efforts of other colleges that we can try to emulate.”
– David C. Jordan, Associate Vice President of HR, Howard Community College
“Recognition received was beneficial with our recruitment efforts nationwide. Provided distinction among peers and from an internal perspective, it reaffirmed that we are the employer of choice for our employees.”
– Iliana Castillo-Frick, Vice Provost, Human Resources, Miami Dade College
“The Chronicle’s Great Colleges to Work For program shows how the colleges and universities on the list are getting it right: They’re leaders in creating environments where smart people enjoy their work. The faculty and staff who make up our readership want to know which institutions are Great Colleges to Work For because many of them are either seeking to improve their own campus or are looking for that next great career opportunity. The selection process is rigorous and being named to the list is a tremendous accomplishment, but it also positions colleges and universities well to recruit the people that make them a success.”
– Liz McMillen, Editor, The Chronicle of Higher Education

Benchmarking and Peer Comparison

“We were enthusiastic about the opportunity to participate in the Great Colleges Program. ModernThink and The Chronicle have created a well thought out survey and application process. We’ve found the process to be a great complement to our own internal surveying efforts, a chance to benchmark Mason to similar universities around the country, and a positive experience all around. We did end up being recognized which not only was the cause for great celebration on campus but also provided support for some of our marketing and retention initiatives. We’d highly recommend this program to any college or university that is interested in expanding their understanding of campus climate.”
– Janet Walker, Work/Life & Communications Coordinator, George Mason University
“The ability to compare our results with other institutions throughout the nation.”
– David K. Knox, Director of Office of Undergraduate Studies, Clemson University

Data, Analysis and Strategic Planning

“It was a great opportunity to spend some time reviewing all of the programs we offer and to help identify areas where we need to increase communications and branding.”
– Mary P. Smith, Senior Director, Human Resources, Emory University
“The data analysis provided by the organizational development experts at ModernThink made our participation in the Great Colleges program very worthwhile.”
– Dr. William Troutt, President, Rhodes College
“The Great Colleges survey data has been a critical piece to our accreditation and strategic planning measures.”
– Paul Turcotte, Director of Institution Research and Assessment, Texas A&M University Central Texas