Thursday, July 28, 2011

MCC named among best college employers

MCC has been named one of The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2011 Great Colleges to Work For, according to a report released July 25.

The national publication recognized MCC in the category of compensation and benefits, noting that the five-campus college district “offers solid [state] pension plans, health benefits like fully covered routine checkups, and a generous tuition-remission program.” A vacation carryover policy and wellness incentive programs were also cited as reasons MCC was chosen for the honor.

More than 300 institutions across the country participated
 in the 2011 Great Colleges to Work For study, including 65 community colleges. The two-part survey, which was conducted in the spring, included institutional information submitted by each institution and a questionnaire answered by a random sample of the institution’s employees.

“We know that student success at MCC is dependent on our faculty, staff and administrators,” said Chancellor Mark James. “Like every other school and public entity in the state, we have significant financial challenges but our workforce remains dedicated and we are grateful for this recognition.”

MCC was one of four large community colleges recognized as “Great” in the compensation and benefits category. This is the first time MCC has been honored as part of the Great Colleges to Work For program.

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