KSU named a 2009 "Great College to Work For"

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KSU named a 2009 "Great College to Work For" University recognized among top 10 for…

Georgia (Jul 17, 2009)KSU named a 2009 "Great College to Work For"
University recognized among top 10 for excellence in six categories
KENNESAW, Ga. (July 6, 2009) — Kennesaw State University has been recognized as one of the top universities in the country by The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “2009 Great Colleges to Work For®.” 

KSU was recognized among the top 10 schools in six categories – confidence in senior leadership, teaching environment, collaborative governance, professional/career development programs, physical work space conditions and post-retirement benefits.

“We are very proud to be recognized among the elite group of institutions whose employees identified so many positive attributes about their work environment,” said KSU President Daniel S. Papp. “Many of the categories for which we earned recognition – such as the teaching environment, collaborative governance, and professional development – are aligned with the university’s strategic planning goals. It’s rewarding to gain national recognition for the investments and strides we are making in these areas.”

The Chronicle’s Great Colleges to Work For® program recognizes small groups of colleges (based on enrollment size) for specific best practices and policies. There are 26 recognition categories for four‐year institutions, and 15 categories for community colleges. Among four‐year colleges, 122 institutions were recognized in at least one category.
“Great employers invest in their people and KSU does that in so many ways with training initiatives from new employee orientation to professional development and retirement education,” said Rodney Bossert, assistant vice president, human resources at KSU. “The bottom line is that we are only as good as our people and I am pleased that we have been recognized in this area.”
The survey results are based on a two part assessment process: a survey administered to faculty, administrators, and professional‐support staff and an institutional audit that captured demographics and workplace policies and practices from each institution. The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received recognition was the employee feedback collected from the faculty and staff.
Full results of this second-annual survey can be accessed online at: http://chronicle.com/indepth/academicworkplace/
Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering 70 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including new doctorates in education, business and nursing. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 22,000 from 142 countries.


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu