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“The UW is an outstanding community united by a steadfast belief in what’s possible. This recognition shows that our unique culture of innovation and collaboration not only makes a tremendous impact on our students, our region and the world, but also makes our University a great place to work.” —- Ana Mari Cauce, President of Read More »

Indicators of a Culture of Innovation

By: Richard K. Boyer As a function of our work in higher education, we see many strategic plans.  Most of these plans contain some sort of organizational commitment, initiative, or objective related to creating and supporting a culture of innovation.  At some institutions, this commitment manifests itself in the formation of an “innovation institute.” At Read More »

Great Colleges Experts Coming to Your Area

Representatives from ModernThink, the research and survey partner behind the Great Colleges to Work For program, will be attending and/or presenting at the following upcoming conferences. Be sure to introduce yourself and learn more about the Great Colleges program!   American Association of Community Colleges 99th Annual Convention – Orlando, FL April 12 – April Read More »

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“Colleges that regularly participate in programs such as Great Colleges to Work For demonstrate that leadership wants to know how employees view the university on a range of characteristics.”

Which institutions are eligible to participate?

To be eligible for participation, institutions must be located in the United States, a not-for-profit, have a student enrollment exceeding 500, and host classes that are predominantly available on campus (as opposed to online). Community colleges are eligible to participate. Online and for-profit schools are not eligible to participate.

What is the role of the IT Contact?

The IT Contact is responsible for facilitating the technical aspects of the survey process. His or her role includes: white-listing the program domains; IP addresses and email addresses on your institution’s email server, participating in the Connectivity Test performed prior to the survey launch to enable a smooth survey process, and being available during the Read More »

Will my institution’s name be released if we are not recognized?

No. Because the program is also designed to help colleges improve as workplaces through the individual reports they receive, we name only those institutions that scored well enough to be recognized in any category. You can view the institutions recognized as Great Colleges to Work For at and previously recognized institutions here.