Joanne Dowdy, professor in Kent State’s College of Education, Health and Human Services, leads a class in teaching, learning and curriculum studies in White Hall.
John Hoornbeek, associate professor of health and policy management in Kent State’s College of Public Health, teaches students in a classroom in Lowry Hall.
Eboni Pringle, dean of the University College at Kent State, meets with incoming students during a Kupita/Transiciónes event.
A student (right) at Kent State’s College of Podiatric Medicine learns a medical procedure from an adjunct faculty member who is a working podiatrist.
Yanhai Du, Ph.D. (center), assistant professor in Kent State’s College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology, teaches students about fuel cell technology.

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Kent State Earns “Great College to Work For” Designation for Seventh Time

Kent State Named to Prestigious List for Seventh Time

Kent State University is being recognized for the seventh time as a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities. Now in its ninth year, the “Great Colleges to Work For” annual report recognizes the colleges that get top ratings from their employees on workforce practices and policies.

Only Ohio Institution on the List

Great College to Work For LogoThe Chronicle released its 2016 results on July 18, based on a survey of 281 colleges and universities, including 189 four-year institutions and 92 two-year institutions. Kent State is one of 93 colleges and universities to receive this prestigious designation. For a third year in a row, Kent State is the only Ohio institution, public or private, on the list. Other four-year universities similarly rated include Hofstra University, University of Michigan, University of Notre Dame and University of Southern California.

“It is extraordinarily gratifying to receive this recognition as it represents the importance we place on the quality of life for our Kent State community,” said Kent State President Beverly Warren. “Our outstanding faculty and staff work every day to advance our university goals and aspirations through contributions that make a difference in bettering our society."

Employee Feedback Served as Primary Factor

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 university is recognized in the Compensation and Benefits category for large universities with 10,000 or more students.

For more information and to view all the results of the survey, visit The Chronicle’s website at http://chronicle.com/interactives/greatcolleges16. The survey results also are published in The Chronicle’s Academic Workplace special report in the July 22 printed edition.

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