Embry-Riddle Earns 11th Consecutive Title as Great College to Work For
For the 11th straight year, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Universityhas been selected as one of the Great Colleges to Work For®.
The Great Colleges to Work For program is one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country. In this year’s survey of 196 institutions, 70 schools earned this honor and Embry-Riddle was one of only five schools in Florida included on this year’s list. Categories where the university excelled focused on diversity, careers and the workplace. The specific subcategories are listed as follows:
- Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging
- Faculty & Staff Well-being
- Professional Development
- Supervisor/Department Chair Effectiveness
“We are always gratified by positive, independent and objective assessments of our performance, from high national rankings for our academic programs to upgrades to our institution’s credit rating. However, the Great Colleges to Work For ranking is special because it gives the people who know us the best the chance to grade our paper,” said Embry-Riddle President P. Barry Butler. “Our faculty and staff have kept us on the honor roll, once again. This acknowledgement of colleagues, by colleagues, means even more after a year that tested our dedication, creativity and commitment to our students.”
The Great Colleges to Work For results were released in a special insert of The Chronicle of Higher Education earlier this month.
Survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institution questionnaire that captured employment data 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 employee feedback. ModernThink, a strategic human capital consulting firm, administered the survey and analyzed the results.
Embry-Riddle employs more than 2,200 faculty, staff and administrators worldwide. Benefits include paid parental leave, paid holidays including the week off between Christmas and New Year’s Day, a generous personal leave program, a four-day summer workweek, a 403(b) retirement plan with Embry-Riddle gift and matching contributions, and health insurance with vision and dental coverage. A tuition waiver program also offers free or discounted tuition to employees and family members, with employees allowed paid time off to attend Embry-Riddle classes.
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