Owensboro Community amp; Technical College (OCTC) is a great college to work for,
according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication
for colleges and universities. The results, released today in The Chronicles ninth
annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of 281 colleges and
universities. Only 93 of the institutions that applied for the program achieved Great
College to Work For recognition. Results are reported for small, medium, and large
institutions, with OCTC included among the community colleges.
OCTC earned honors in the confidence in senior leadership category this year: the
Leaders have the necessary knowledge, skills, and experience for institutional success.
We have been working toward this recognition for quite a number of years, so to receive
it this year, in this category is fantastic and humbling. It speaks volumes of the
senior leaders that we haven place throughout the institution and their abilities.
said OCTC President Dr. Scott Williams.
Nine years in, The Chronicles Great Colleges to Work For program is well known as
a mark of a college or university that puts thought and effort into serving the needs
of its faculty and staff, said Liz
McMillen, editor of The Chronicle. The colleges and universities that make the list
are highly rated by their employees for creating great working environments, an important
achievement that helps them recruit top academic and administrative talent.
The survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institutional audit
that captured demographics and workplace policies, and a survey administered to faculty,
administrators, and professional support staff. The primary factor in deciding whether
an institution received recognition was the employee feedback. To administer the survey
and analyze the results, The Chronicle worked with ModernThink LLC, a strategic human
capital consulting firm that has conducted numerous Best Places to Work programs,
surveying hundreds of thousands of employees nationwide.
Its easier to be a great workplace during good times, but its when times are tough
that the commitment to workplace quality really gets tested, said Richard K. Boyer,
principal and managing partner, ModernThink LLC. And those institutions that measure
up during times of economic hardship reinforce their already strong cultures and put
even more distance between them and their peer institutions for whom they compete
Great Colleges to Work For is one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition
programs in the country. For more information and to view all the results of the survey,
visit The Chronicles Web site at http://chronicle.com/AW16
Owensboro Community amp; Technical College is one of the sixteen community and technical
colleges that make up the Kentucky Community amp; Technical College System. OCTC serves
the KY counties of Daviess, Hancock, Ohio, and McLean. OCTC has three campuses in
Daviess County and a Center and Annex in Hancock County. OCTC strives to serve the
communities in the region by providing associate degree education for transfer, state
of the art technical education, customized business and industry solutions through
the Workforce Solutions division, and adult education and business and industry testing
through the SkillTrain unit. For more information about OCTC visit www.owensboro.kctcs.edu
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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