2018 Great College to Work For LogoThe Chronicle of Higher Education Names NFCC a "Great College to Work For"

NFCC receives "Great Colleges to Work For" Honor Roll designation for third consecutive year

MADISON, FL – North Florida Community College is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for according to a new survey released by The Chronicle of Higher Education. This is the third consecutive year NFCC has been recognized as a “Great College to Work For” and received the Honor Roll designation for creating an exceptional work environment for its faculty and staff.

The Chronicle’s “Great Colleges to Work For” survey is the largest and most comprehensive workplace study in higher education. Now in its eleventh year, it recognizes the colleges that get top ratings from their employees on workforce practices and policies. The 2018 results, released in The Chronicle’s eleventh annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of 253 colleges and universities and direct employee feedback from those institutions. NFCC is one of only 84 institutions to achieve the 2018 “Great College to Work For” recognition and one of only 4 two-year colleges with 2,999 students or less to make the Honor Roll.

“Receiving this honor for the third consecutive year is a validation of our collective efforts at NFCC,” said Mike Williams, NFCC District Board of Trustees Chair. “The Board of Trustees strives to provide our faculty and staff with the tools and resources they need to achieve mission success. Our President and his management team have set a great vision for our College and communicate it well to all involved, resulting in a strong commitment to that vision. I think that open lines of communication and the recognition of each person's contribution to fulfilling our mission will continue to make NFCC a great place to work.”

NFCC landed a spot on the Honor Roll for achieving high marks in nine categories that reflect best practices and policies of great colleges. The College was specifically recognized for achievement in the following categories:

  • Collaborative Governance
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Facilities, Workspace, and Security
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Professional/Career Development Programs
  • Respect and Appreciation
  • Supervisor/Department Chair Relationship
  • Teaching Environment (faculty only)
  • Work/Life Balance

“North Florida Community College employees care about the work they do, the people they work with and the integrity of the institution as a whole,” said NFCC President John Grosskopf. “This recognition speaks volumes about our campus, employees and the extraordinary work environment that we enjoy here at NFCC.”

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.

“The Great Colleges to Work For distinction is well-known by academic job seekers as a sign that an institution’s employees are valued and given opportunities for growth even when they face financial constraints,” said Liz McMillen, editor of The Chronicle. “Any college or university that’s on the list is showing that they emphasize one of their most valuable assets: their faculty and staff.”

For more information and to view all the results of the survey, visit The Chronicle’s website at www.chroniclegreatcolleges.com. The “Great Colleges to Work For” 2018 Honor Roll can be viewed at www.chronicle.com/interactives/greatcolleges18/honorroll.