Gannon University has been recognized among colleges and universities named a 2020 Great College to Work For®.
Gannon was recognized in three categories:
Facilities, Workspace and Security: Facilities adequately meet needs, the appearance of the campus is pleasing, and the institution takes steps to provide a secure environment.
Professional/Career Development Programs: Employees are given the opportunity to develop skills and understand requirements to advance in their careers.
Tenure Clarity and Process (4-year colleges only): Requirements for tenure are clear, according to faculty members.
Gannon President Keith Taylor, Ph.D., acknowledged the University’s “WIG Fully Engaged” initiative – which focuses on listening, training and developing policies and programming to enhance employees’ well-being – and other campuswide initiatives as key in achieving these recognitions.
“Gannon has launched priority programs focused on student enrollment, retention, engagement and a particular focused effort in employee engagement, WIG Fully Engaged, to develop every member of the Gannon team around a common purpose and service standards,” Taylor said. “It is visible in the way that we all support, encourage and stand by one another, and is found in our employee's dedication to enriching the academic and co-curricular experience for our students. As examples of our Mission and Catholic Identity, it is our Gannon family members who are transforming lives and making Gannon a great place to work every day.”
The Great Colleges to Work For program is one of the largest and most respected workplace recognition programs in the country. Now in its 13th year, it recognizes the colleges that receive top ratings from their employees regarding workplace practices and policies.
The survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institution questionnaire by ModernThink Higher Education Insight Survey 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 the employee feedback.
The results, released in a special insert of The Chronicle of Higher Education, are based on a survey of 221 colleges and universities. In all, 79 of the 221 institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies. Results are reported for small, medium and large institutions, with Gannon included among the medium universities with 3,000 to 9,999 students.