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Milligan named a ‘2013 Great College to Work For’

2013 Chronical of Higher Education - Great Colleges to Work For Honor RollMILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (July 22, 2013) — Milligan College is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The results, released today in The Chronicle’s sixth annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of more than 44,000 employees at 300 colleges and universities.

In all, only 97 of the 300 institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies. Milligan, along with Austin Peay and Lee universities, were the only institutions recognized in Tennessee.

Milligan was recognized in nine categories: collaborative governance, professional/career development programs, teaching environment, compensation and benefits, job satisfaction, confidence in senior leadership, supervisor/department chair relationship, respect and appreciation, and tenure clarity and process.

Because Milligan was rated highly across all categories, the college also was selected as a 2013 Honor Roll institution, one of only 42 institutions to receive this special designation.

“It is because of our dedicated faculty and staff that Milligan has become recognized within all of higher education for high quality academic programs, strong student outcomes, value, and now for being an outstanding place of employment,” said Milligan President Bill Greer. “It is an honor to serve alongside a group of people who care so much about our students and each other.”

The Chronicle is one of the leading news sources on colleges and universities.

“The institutions that the Great Colleges Program recognizes provide innovative educational experiences—while also offering their employees outstanding workplace experiences—and we are eager to help readers learn more about them,” said Liz McMillen, The Chronicle’s editor.

The survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institutional audit that captured demographics and workplace policies from each institution, 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.

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 Chronicle’s website. To find out more about Milligan, visit

Posted by on July 22, 2013.