Frank Phillips College named a “2011 Great College to Work For”

Tuesday afternoon Frank Phillips College received a piece of great news in being listed as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for according to a survey conducted by “The Chronicle of Higher Education.”The honors didn’t stop there as FPC also was listed in The Chronicle’s Honor Roll as one of the top twelve community colleges in the nation.The results were based on a survey of nearly 44,000 employees at over 300 colleges and universities throughout the United States.Of 310 school’s surveyed, only 111 achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies. Results were reported for community colleges and for four-year universities with FPC included among the small institutions with 2,999 or fewer students.FPC won honors in ten categories that included: Compensation and Benefits, Professional/Career Development Programs, Confidence in Senior Leadership, Teaching Environment, Collaborative Governance, Job Satisfaction, Work/Life Balance, Respect and Appreciation, Supervisor/Department Chair Relationship, Facilities, and Workplace Security.In receiving the honor, FPC President Dr. Jud Hicks said, “This is a very satisfying affirmation of Frank Phillips College but our real goal is not recognition; it is being a community that values the needs and contributions of every individual. In that sense everyone at Frank Phillips College helps to make this a great place to work.”Dr. Hicks added that, “This prestigious award from the Chronicle of Higher Education perfectly complements the recognition that FPC received from Washington Monthly Magazine, which ranked FPC as one of the Nation’s top thirty Community Colleges. The Chronicle Award highlights the perspective of the employee, and the Washington Monthly Award highlights the perspective of the student.”The Chronicle is considered as one of the most important sources of news about colleges and universities.